Investing in the Student Experience
Over the past few years, student participation and interest in esports/online gaming at Loyola has grown significantly. We want to build a dedicated esports and gaming facility at the Fitness and Aquatic Center to support this growing affinity group on campus. The University's goal is to provide our students with the best possible college experience, and support for student interest is a top priority.
Investment in esports will give students more opportunities to pursue their passions while on campus and significantly elevate the institution's reputation. Loyola stands out as one of only three Jesuit institutions to offer an official esports club, which is overseen by the Department of Recreation and Wellness. This differentiator makes Loyola more attractive to prospective students who want to compete at the highest level in online gaming. Additionally, partnerships between the esports community and the computer science and information technology departments provide unique opportunities for students pursuing a technology career.
Esports is one of the fastest-growing activities in the world. Industry analysts estimate that over 2 billion people worldwide play or watch esports. The "Trends in Collegiate Esports" report shows more than 200 current collegiate programs and 80% of all official esports programs have a dedicated facility.
The necessary next step to support our students, encourage growth in esports at Loyola, and stand out amongst our peer institutions is to invest in a Loyola Esports facility.
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Loyola Esports at a Glance
- $250,000 estimated total cost
- Facility upgrade of existing Fitness and Aquatic Center space:
- 24 gaming stations
- 2 showcase stations
- 2 lounge areas
- 30+ unique naming and recognition opportunities for supporters
Support Loyola Esports
Investment in the Loyola Esports facility will bolster competitive success, sponsorships, career development, diverse programming, as well as student recruitment, engagement and retention.
To learn more about the Esports facility project or giving levels, please contact Brian M. Schultz, '14, MBA '20, director of development, at 410-617-5145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a gift online, visit Loyola.edu/give. Select "Other" for the fund and write in “Esports” or Esports Facility”
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