Television technology has improved and also ticket prices at various stadiums. Hence, franchises are investing in relocating or renovating existing stadiums. Technology is being incorporated too.
Below, we try to give you highlights of such innovated stadiums.
1. Gillette Stadium
Team: New England Patriots
Not having a WiFi at a stadium can be extremely frustrating especially for fans who love to tweet and upload pictures by using overloaded 3G or 4G networks. Good to know that for the Patriots fans, Enterasys has now become the network provider of Gillette Stadium.
Fans can access free high speed internet that is high density. Enterasys has enabled 360 access points and also antennae throughout the stadium. The popular game-day-app can be accessed by fans. This app allows fans to watch replays from various angles. Cameras have been installed at several parts of the stadium. The replays give the fans an at-home-like experience.
2. Marlins Park
Team: Florida Marlins
The roof of the Marlins Park stadium has a provision for all kinds of weather: it is a retractable roof that takes only 15 minutes to close so that fans are comfortable and not bothered by rain clouds any more. This is also eco-friendly and is Gold Certified by Leadership in Energy Environmental Design and is the most sustainable MLB ballpark.
Also there is a batting tunnel that helps players prepare way ahead of their upcoming match. There are four HD computer monitors that assist players in watching tapes. A combination of technology and cages helps players prepare well especially with feedback from the intelligent system of mechanics at place.
3. AT&T stadium
Team: Dallas Cowboys
This is a $1.2 billion stadium that hosted the Super Bowl in 2011.
This is a 100,000 seat capacity stadium that also has a retractable roof. It now has the world’s largest HDTV- two 2,100-inch 1080p LED displays that cost around $40 million, show live play, game statistics and replays that can be watched throughout the game. The displays use up a lot of energy.
This stadium has a 212 number of concession stands and 665 points of sale terminals. This means that fans can order from just about anywhere. They can use their phone to order and pay and never leave their seat.
This is also an experience that one might have while at home.
4. Quicken Loans Arena
Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Cleveland Cavaliers along with other teams in the NBA are now using a technology that is similar to the Israeli optical missile-tracking technology named SportVU. This system can track player’s speed, shot, arc, etc the number of dribbles as well as many other statistics.
This stadium also has a 92 number of luxury suites with Smart Technology. This too like other counterparts allows patrons to buy food , merchandise and purchase tickets from a provided iPad.