San Francisco 12-14 Sept 2017

San Francisco 12-14 Sept 2017

The Connected Stadium: Enhancing Fan Engagement


Date & Time

Thursday, 14 Sep 2017

11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Moscone South, Esplanade level, Auditorium 2


As technology continues to exert its enormous impact on sports, the definition of a connected stadium is constantly evolving. Future-proofing technology investments, and enhancing the fan experience is a challenge facing large venues and stadia around the world. This is being overcome by continuously increasing and improving wireless access in a smart way and building digital services over great connectivity. By providing an immersive and digital experience through wireless networks, stadiums can provide a greater customer experience while also creating business models new revenue opportunities. Fast and seamless connectivity is critical in allowing fans to engage at a higher level via mobile concessions, in-app purchases, instant replays, player stats and more. By keeping fans better engaged with what’s happening and interacting with each other, teams and stadiums can increase their fan retention and build new sources of revenue. Leading executives in the field will discuss new approaches for the connected stadium and monetizing venues beyond ticket prices, reviewing technology platforms that are central to powering the connected business model while also addressing public-safety responsibilities that come with a mobile-first environment.