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High-Density, Stadium-Grade Wi-Fi Keeps Baltimore Ravens Fans Connected

Published 22 Jul 2016

The Baltimore Ravens are a professional NFL football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens play their home games at M&T Bank Stadium, with a capacity of over 71,000. The Ravens knew that an in-venue Wi-Fi investment would be a huge asset for optimizing game day operations and enabling in-stadium fans with full connectivity and unrestricted use of their mobile devices. In addition, a unified and robust network with stadium grade Wi-Fi would help with the support of mission-critical business functions and the advancement of digital marketing initiatives. Ultimately, the Ravens issued an RFP for vendors to submit bids and selected a solution from Extreme Networks because they had the most experience and proven results in other sports and entertainment venues, including multiple NFL partner teams.

Technology Needs
  • Mobile Point-of-Sale
  • Mobile Ticketing
  • Guest Wi-Fi Access
  • Game Day App
  • Streaming Video
  • Incident Management App
  • Security Systems
  • Wired and Wireless Infrastructure

Benefits of the new network solution include:

  • High-density Wi-Fi that enables fans to be fully connected while they are in-stadium
  • Improved the mobile experience for fans
  • The use of ExtremeAnalytics has bolstered the network experience for fans and simplified network management for the IT team

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