Newcastle United Foundation partners with Yoyotech open new esports arena

A new state-of-the-art esports arena has arrived in Newcastle.

The £8 million facility is part of the Newcastle United Foundation’s exciting NUCASTLE community hub.

The esports arena will play an important role in Newcastle College’s new esports study programme, the first in the North East, that launches this September in collaboration with the Newcastle United Foundation.

It is hoped the course will give the next generation vital insight into the rapidly up and coming industry.

Tech company Yoyotech brought its expertise to help design and install the avant-garde facility.

Yoyotech Business Development Manager James Fraser-Murison said:

“The Newcastle United Foundation contacted us in October to help create their first-ever esports arena for their esports BTEC delivery and also create the ‘wow factor’ for those in the surrounding area who don’t have access to this vast and engaging industry.

“What the foundation is able to offer to the local community and surrounding communities is exactly what esports is about. A leveller for all involved, regardless of your background and ability and it’s been fantastic to see the finished arena and the joy it will bring to the people of Newcastle.”

Programme Manager for Newcastle United Foundation Andrew Foster added:

“Yoyotech has been instrumental throughout the setup of the new esports room. Their involvement spanned the design, build, and installation of PC hardware and furniture for the room as well as sourcing the software to manage the room’s safety and security.”Yoyotech helped us navigate room set up and explained the options available to help us make informed decisions.”

The wealth of new facilities at the NUCASTLE community hub has been praised by leaders across the community.

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