Best-in-class Wi-Fi and Wi-fi analytics advance the fan experience and aid technology-driven stadium operations.
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“Fan expectations and demands for technology-driven experiences are evolving, and it’s our job to fulfill those expectations every game day. Our partnerships with innovative companies like Extreme allow us to stay ahead of the curve and support our efforts to provide every team in the NFL with a resource for leading stadium network technology. We’re excited to renew our partnership with Extreme and look forward to working together to deliver next-generation experiences for football fans everywhere for years to come.”
Chief Information Officer, National Football League
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We are extremely grateful for, and proud of our partnership with Verizon and Extreme Networks. This partnership has allowed us to provide a world-class connected experience for our spectators in our stadium that feels like home
Reliable Wi-Fi is essential in order to get the most out of our investment in instant replay cameras, mobile ticketing and our mobile app. Raymond James Stadium was one of the first NFL venues to provide Wi-Fi for fans and over the last few years, the use of our networks has increased exponentially. Extreme Networks helped us elevate our stadium to the next level and truly deliver a championship caliber experience to our fans.
In-stadium, high density Wi-Fi connectivity that provides any guest unrestricted mobile access with a rich content experience was always the next frontier for the NFL. It’s also extremely helpful for us to have insight into how people are using the Wi-Fi at Gillette Stadium beyond the obvious platforms. Having that type of knowledge opens up opportunities.
A great in-stadium experience is reliant on seamless connectivity – which Extreme Networks has made possible for our fans. We know we can rely on Extreme’s network to deliver not only at the stadium, but throughout our business operations at our facility.
At the time we chose Extreme Networks, they were the only manufacturer to have a purpose-built, in-stadium solution that was weatherproof for outdoor stadiums. With the past 5 years, our current relationship, and the purpose-built solution, it was a no brainer to go with Extreme.
Wi-Fi connectivity in and around sports venues is a base-level expectation from today’s fans, and that investment in network infrastructure can provide more for an organization than just a desired service to the fans. Namely, the access to data analytics and business insights.
In this research report we explore key questions for sports leaders today:
– Where is the data coming from?
– What does the data tell us?
– Why is it valuable?”
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