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CenturyLink Field Invests in High-Density Wi-Fi to Provide World Class Connectivity to Seahawks Fans

Published 14 Jan 2016

Home of professional football team Seattle Seahawks and professional soccer team Seattle Sounders, CenturyLink Field has developed a reputation as one of the best places to attend a live sporting event in the country, and subsequently one of the most feared stadiums for opposing teams to visit. Despite an unparalleled fan experience that continues to earn this distinction, the Seahawks and CenturyLink Field understood there were inherent aspects of their game day experience that needed improvement. In order to continue to provide the best possible in-venue experience, the Seahawks partnered with Extreme Networks and outfitted CenturyLink Field with a world-class Wi-Fi solution to deliver robust connectivity to their fans as well as support the critical business initiatives of the venue.

Technology Needs

  • Design and deliver a reliable and secure high-density Wi-Fi network
  • High-density Wi-Fi access for public use by tens of thousands of fans concurrently
  • Leverage real-time content through game day applications
  • Provide interactive and engaging mobile experiences for users in-venue 
  • Establish visibility and control of users, devices and applications on the network

Benefits of the new network solution include:

  • Pervasive and Secure High-Density Wi-Fi Access For Public and Private Use
  • Ability to Push Real-Time Content to Fans and Support Mobile Services to Fans In-Venue
  • Establish Additional Connection Point With Seahawks Fan Base and Venue Goers
  • Overall Improved Mobile and Game Day Experience for Users In-Venue, for Both Cellular and Wi-Fi
  • 25% – 30% In-Venue Wi-Fi Use at Each Home Game

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