Levi’s Stadium, located in the heart of Silicon Valley and home to the San Francisco 49ers, has become the most high-tech stadium in the world. The stadium boasts state-of-the-art technology to provide an enhanced experience for fans. With ample Wi-Fi coverage for all 70,000+ attendees and 4G networks, personalized services are available to make the stadium visit more enjoyable.
Turning Downtime Into Screen Time
The 49ers organization recognized that during a football game, only about 15 minutes of actual gameplay take place. To cater to fans’ desire for constant engagement, the stadium offers access to statistics, records, and replays even when live play isn’t happening. Technology plays a key role in creating this connected experience. The stadium infrastructure includes 400 miles of cabling, with 70 miles dedicated to connecting distributed antenna systems that serve Wi-Fi routers allocated for every 100 seats. The backbone of the stadium provides 40 gigabits per second of available bandwidth, which can be scaled up to meet the demands of full event attendance. This is an unprecedented amount of internet bandwidth capacity for a U.S. stadium.
Additionally, the stadium employs approximately 1,700 high-tech beacons that utilize the latest Bluetooth Low Energy standard. These beacons offer precise directions to seats and other locations within the venue, as well as share relevant alerts and promotions.
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