Technological developments are changing the experience of the fans in the stadiums. With new developments in data, apps, beacons and other technologies, the way we used to watch the game in a stadium will change forever. Below we will mention some technologies that are currently being developed to build the future of stadium sports!
Future Of Stadium Sports
1. Wireless Network
Connectivity is important for fan interaction. It’s important for everyone, not just the fans. Yes, the internal staff, contractors, vendors, press, and luxury guests of the Yankees need a powerful WIFI solution. Offering such services means more money through additional purchases. Providing Wi-Fi is not good enough; you have to make sure that it is fast, secure, and reliable.
Generally, more than 700 wireless access points are installed in large stadiums.
2. Mobile Apps
Mobile apps are becoming increasingly efficient and profitable. They help to activate and retain fans at live events. Some sports teams have apps that allow fans to find parking spaces, buy better seats, check in, and find their seat.
These apps also allow fans to order food and have it delivered directly to their seats. In addition, the apps help them find the nearest toilet or a toilet with the shortest queue. The app can provide access to exclusive content, promotions, coupons, and statistics. This way they can get traffic information and the fastest way home after the game is over.
Fortunately, this concept has already been implemented, but many improvements are still needed.
The stadiums will use a Mobile Point of Service (POS) solution. Many stadiums and venues have rolled out their POS systems so that they can place vendors selling footballs and other merchandising items anywhere in the stadium. Fans don’t have to leave their seats or waste a lot of time in queues. These systems are fast, secure, and profitable. They help to save money on space, staff, and time.
The introduction of beacons around the stadiums is slow but real. Several teams use beans and use them to pass on only stadium-exclusive promotions and small items to fan equipment. Geo-mapping also alerts the fans at the nearest toilet with short waiting times. More importantly, companies use the beacon to track fan movements, spending habits, and fan behavior.
5. Touch Screen Kiosks
These devices are scattered over several large venues. Not only do they help fans find location maps, toilet facilities, and retailers, but they can also help them purchase goods, upgrades, and order food.
6. Giant Screens
This is nothing new; they have been around for a while. It’s just that there have been some dramatic improvements lately. Not every venue can afford a 190-foot screen. So it’s better to have several small screens spread around the venue. There are some examples like wallpaper TVs, HD projectors, folding screens and so on. We expect these new developments to take their toll in the near future.
Apart from these screens, there will be high-speed cameras to capture some large movements. Once again, this is an old technology that will improve dramatically in the coming years.
I hope that these six technologies will take the future of stadium sports and their experience to a new level. So comment your thoughts below and let us see what the future will look like soon.