Shenandoah has one of the first esports arenas on the East coast and the first collegiate, spectator esports arena in Virginia!
New Esports Practice Facility
Shenandoah University’s state-of-the-art esports arena supports both university & high school gamers.
Shenandoah’s esports arena accommodates the growing esports demand in the region. It serves as both a practice facility for Shenandoah’s 55+-member varsity team and as a public esports venue where spectators can watch weekly matches.
Shenandoah's Esports Arena: Behind-the-Scenes
Are you ready to play? If you are, it’s time to take a look inside Shenandoah University’s esports arena and innovative academic esports program.
Arena Site Specs
The 1,571-square-foot space is located in the armory on Shenandoah’s main campus. It features:
- 12 competitor stations
- 21-inch stage
- 70 spectator seats
- broadcasting booth
- three 12-foot projector screens on three walls
Esports Experiential Learning in the Arena
The arena offers students in the Bachelor of Science in Esports with hands-on learning experiences in events planning, esports management, and media and communications.
The Arena on the Road
The arena is mobile, so the equipment will be able to be packed up and taken on the road for matches and events off campus.
This allows our esports students the chance to plan events for regional gamers and develop their management and communications skills.