Tiffin University will celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of its new esports arena located at 396 Miami Street on Friday, April 13 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The event is open to the public, and will include a tour of the facility. Refreshments will be provided.

Redefining what it means to be a student athlete, last summer TU joined the world of digital athletics and video game competitions, also known as esports.

The demand of interested students was so great, TU moved up the timeline for its program, acquired land, and constructed a stand-alone, 4,000 square-foot arena - one of the largest collegiate gaming spaces in the nation.

"This complex houses a state-of-the-art training room as well as a gaming lounge for all students to practice and compete,” said TU President Lillian Schumacher.

“We identified esports as an untapped area of student interest, and we have created an innovative program that combines esports with TU’s high quality academic programs offering numerous scholarship opportunities and attractive academic programs.” Schumacher said.

For additional information about TU’s esports program, contact Chalin Cahlik, head coach, at cahlikcm@tiffin.edu or call 419-341-1826.