MEDIA ADVISORY: MU hosts Esports gaming lounge grand opening

Jan. 31, 2023
Contact: Uriah Orland, 573-882-6212,


University of Missouri officials will host a grand opening of a new Esports Gaming Lounge in Center Hall. The 2,200-square-foot gaming lounge and studio has 19 MSI gaming systems and provides any gamer on campus with a safe and comfortable place to play games, meet other students with similar interests, find hands-on learning opportunities within the Mizzou Esports program, and unwind in a space that few college campuses have.

The lounge is open for MU students from 4-10 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 6 p.m. on weekends. 

This new space will soon be open to the public on weekends and is available for private rentals for watch parties, events and camps.

More information is available here. To RSVP, please contact Sheena Rice at or by phone at 573-884-244 or 406-490-9777.


Media availability/interviews
2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 2

Faculty and staff open house
2 - 5 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 2

Student open house
6 - 10 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 2


Center Hall
402 Kentucky Blvd.
Columbia, Missouri 65201

Parking is available in the Tiger Avenue Parking Structure (Levels 3 and above.) To secure a parking space please fill out this link.

Directions to the Gaming Lounge (from Tiger Ave. Parking Structure) – Exit the garage on the west side and head north on Tiger Avenue (away from Stadium.) Turn left on Kentucky Boulevard and walk toward the residence halls. The Gaming Lounge is in Center Hall which is west of Bluford Hall and between North and South Halls. The entrance to the Gaming Lounge is on the south side of Center Hall in the courtyard area.

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