Nearly, twenty thousand fans in seats, all connected, all sharing the same exciting sports experience. Taking and posting pictures to Facebook throughout the game, using Smartphones to stay in touch with friends and tweeting exciting game moments. They use free mobile apps to play team trivia games and earn points at the concession stands. They look up sports stats, check traffic, and buy tickets for the next game. Never a dull moment.
Located in Kansas City and opened in 2011, LIVESTRONG Sporting Park is an innovator in every sense of the word. It is home to a sport that is a relative latecomer in the U.S. – soccer – and it features the world’s most advanced technology – to enable the fans who refuse to be simply spectators.
With the innovative technology fabric in place, LIVESTRONG Sporting Park sets the stage for the evolution of a new kind of community – one that is location-based, built on the enthusiasm of sports fans who refuse to be spectators. It means more interaction, more socializing; and more access to information that adds new dimensions to being in a stadium.
For the stadium, of course, it means better fan experiences, more people at the games, and a satisfied sports team. Long live LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.
(Note on how they do it: With Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi and StadiumVision solutions in place, fans enjoy a state-of-art sports and remain immersed in all of the action throughout the stadium. These offerings are built on top of a Connected Stadium network, which serves as a single platform for innovation and growth.)