Netherlands to open first esports stadium in Amsterdam

The stadium reportedly has 75 events booked for its opening year.

In an attempt to compete with other European countries, The Netherlands will open an esports stadium in Amsterdam by the end of 2020, according to

The Rabo Esports Stadium Amsterdam, which will be comprised of former school and sports buildings, will be a hub of sorts for esports, gaming, and technology. The campus will span 10,000 square meters and is sponsored by Rabobank and H20 Esports.

Many countries have began investing in competitive gaming in the form of esports arenas. And with the Overwatch League and the upcoming Call of Duty league moving to a city-based franchise model, it’s likely we will see many more nations jump in with arenas or stadiums.

Despite the stadium not even being built yet, there are already 75 days booked for events next year at Rabo Esports Stadium Amsterdam, according to

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Preston Byers

Associate editor. Co-host of the Ego Chall Podcast. Since discovering esports through the 2013 Call of Duty Championship, Preston has pursued a career in esports and journalism, most notably with Dot Esports. He graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2021.