New Arena Expands Floor Space at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

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New Arena Expands Floor Space at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of its ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Walt Disney World Resort officially opened a new multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena Friday, continuing the growth and expansion of the 220-acre Disney sports venue that is widely regarded as the leading facility for youth sports in America.

Walt Disney World just got a whole lot more clout as "the" place to be if you're holding a national level high school sporting event. Designed especially for the needs of cheer and dance competitions, the 8,000-seat arena is the third indoor sporting venue at the Walt Disney World Resort, and will host a variety of major indoor sporting events from basketball to volleyball to gymnastics to wrestling.

Also worth noting, the new arena will host runDisney Health & Fitness Expos during runDisney race weekends, beginning with the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend in February.

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It is a 300,000 square feet venue. Wow, that is HUGE!!!

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drwadadli wrote:
It is a 300,000 square feet venue. Wow, that is HUGE!!!

They said that they needed to be able to configure the space in a variety of manners for different events, and accommodate up to 4,600 athletes at once. No attendees - that's just athletes!

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