Walt Disney World Resort Announces Mega Cheerleading, Dance Team Venue at ESPN Wide World of Sports
ESPN Wide World of Sports at the Walt Disney World Resort announced today that they are expanding with a new state-of-the-art cheerleading and dance team competition venue.
ESPN Wide World of Sports is planning to team up with the nation’s top cheerleading organization, Varsity Spirit, to create the first venue in the world specifically designed for cheerleading and dance team competitions. The venue will include a flexible design for one large competition space that can be set up for as many as four competition areas. Additional areas are being tailored for warm up and practice, along with areas for judges and officials.
The new venue will be able to seat over 8,000 guests, plus performance and warm-up space, the venue will also have the ability to host six regulation basketball courts, six regulation volleyball courts or concert configurations. There will be concessions throughout the building, and an additional box office and entry to the complex.
“As our sports business continues to grow, we’re thrilled to work alongside Varsity Spirit to create a sporting and entertainment venue that will not only complement our existing venues, but will be a model for cheerleading and dance team competitions,” said Maribeth Bisienere, senior vice president of ESPN Wide World of Sports. “We value our young athletes and want to give these incredible guests an experience that can only be achieved at Disney.”
Construction is slated to begin in February 2016, and is expected to be complete by mid- 2017.