This February, Disney announced that the resort plans to build a new sports venue at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. We’re excited to give you a first look at the design of the new state-of-the-art venue.
The new indoor sports venue will be built specifically for cheerleading, adjacent to the Jostens Center. It will feature a flexible design that can morph from one large competition space capable of seating more than 8,000 fans to as many as four separate competition areas. The new cheerleading venue will be so flexible that it can be configured to host a variety of other sports, such as basketball and volleyball, as well as concerts.
It will be the only venue of its size in America that is specifically designed with cheerleading and dance competitions in mind, offering special warm up and practice areas as well as spaces for judges and officials.
The facility, expected to be complete within the next 18 months, will perfectly complement the growing attendance at cheerleading and dance events hosted at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. The sports complex currently hosts nine cheerleading and dance competitions, including the Cheerleading World Championships held annually each April.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex was already a major player in the cheerleading and dance world, but the construction of this massive new indoor venue means that the sports complex is poised to become the epicenter of cheerleading and dance events in this nation.