Esports programs: Space planning strategies for a dynamic growth trajectory

Rob Bailey
Dir, Student Affairs Information Technology
Illinois State University

Campuses are under pressure to rapidly scale up collegiate esports programs to compete with peer institutions, recruit and retain student populations, add industry partnerships, and grow technology-related academic disciplines. Rob Bailey charts the esports momentum at Illinois State University and other leading institutions, and how campuses are delivering the associated space needs. He examines decisions on site selection, branding, supporting A/V, technology and furniture, and ties to academic disciplines. He scopes out start-up, conservative and “mega” esports facility benchmarks to know about, and how future esports developments may impact space planning.

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