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Kyoto Stadium to feature eSports centre

The new Kyoto Stadium, currently under construction in the city of Kameoka, Japan will feature a VR/eSports Centre to attract more visitors to the venue.

The VR/eSports Centre will be built as a part of the retail facility on the ground floor.

Apart from holding eSports events, the facility will be equipped with different types of virtual reality software.

Visitors will be able to compete against virtual athletes, as well as those that offer tourist experiences, taking visitors on VR journeys of the naturally rich parts of the prefecture such as the forest area in the central Kyoto, and the beautiful oceanic scenes of northern Kyoto. Visitors will also be able to stand near the natural pitch and enjoy a VR experience of famous footballers playing right in front of their eyes.

The Kyoto Prefectural Office will speak with a number of prominent Kyoto-based game software developers who are known for their cutting-edge products, and look for their support to develop the VR software and to attract eSports visitors.

Another unique facility of the Kyoto Stadium is a designated area for footbath where visitors can relax and enjoy the warm water.

The City of Kameoka only last month announced that a Period Drama Museum will open inside the stadium in January 2020.

The museum will promote and focus on the life of Mitsuhide Akechi, the famous feudal warrior from the mid-16th century who will feature as the main protagonist in the national broadcaster’s drama series to be aired in 2020.

The museum will have film sets and props used in the series, and the City is expecting 500,000 visitors annually.

Kyoto Stadium will have a capacity of 21,600 and will mainly be used as the new home of the J-League Division 2 side Kyoto Sanga FC but is also expected to be a new tourist attraction with Kyoto Governor Takatoshi Nishiwaki calling it “a potential gateway to the northern Kyoto tourist destinations”.

Take a virtual tour of the stadium here.

Image: Kyoto Prefecture

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