NACE partners Hussey Seating for esports

The National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) has chosen Hussey Seating, a global leader in manufacturing spectator seating solutions, as its official supplier.

Hussey Seating already boasts several dedicated esports projects around the world including Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington, Texas; Fortress Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia; and The Fortress Arena at Full-Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.

Gary Merrill, president and CEO of Hussey Seating Company, said:

"We’re extremely proud to partner with a leading esports organization like NACE. Partnering with them will allow us an even deeper connection with the growing collegiate esports community.

"As esports developed into a spectator seating sport we worked alongside key architectural partners to design a product mix for flexible spaces which accommodate multiple configurations and recover floor space to accommodate either the progression of competition or multiple events."

Hussey Seating products installed at established esports facilities have ranged from thousands of portable folding chairs to wall attached and transportable telescopic platforms.

Sean O’Leary, VP of sales and marketing at Hussey Seating Company said:

"Our engineering and design teams are able to virtually create the entire esports arena with our state of the art Revit and 3D visualization tools so our clients are able to actually see and move their products around – allowing them to collaborate, design and understand the proposed solutions to best maximize the space and revenue potential of their facility."

Currently, Hussey Seating Company offers a complete suite of Revit families and access to their 3D chair configurator on for the design professionals to start visualizing their projects.

Michael Brooks, executive director of NACE said:

"We are very pleased to be able to offer our members a partner like Hussey Seating. Their longevity in the business combined with their solution development expertise and design services will be a great benefit to our members as educational institutions continue to develop and adapt facilities dedicated to esports."

Officially formed in 2016, NACE currently has over 170 member schools and more than 5,000 student athletes.

As the only institutional association for varsity esports NACE is building the foundation for high-level competition in collegiate esports while creating new opportunities for students to gain a college education.

They also provide guidance to institutions wishing to start varsity programming on their campuses. As of 2019 over 94% of varsity esports programs in the US are members of NACE.