NFL Adds Technology Enchancments To Super Bowl In-Stadium Experience
The NFL has prepared to enhance the in-stadium experience for fans at the Super Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. The league is releasing its first Super Bowl Stadium App Presented by Verizon. The app offers ticketholders exclusive in-stadium video content such as all Super Bowl commercials and replays from four different camera angles.
The app also includes seating and concession maps, once-in-a-lifetime gameday opportunities and the option to receive up-to-the-minute gameday notifications. The Super Bowl Stadium App Presented by Verizon may be downloaded by visiting NFL.com/SBApp or the app store and is available on Windows, iOS, Android smartphones.
The Super Bowl Stadium App Presented by Verizon is a lightweight application designed for use inside the venue and will deliver fans in the stands a unique content experience. It serves as a complement to the flagship application NFL MOBILE FROM VERIZON which will bring the game to life for fans everywhere with live streaming, live scores and stats, news and articles, tweets, photos and video highlights, as well as an interactive guide for visitors to Arizona. NFL Mobile is free to download, with free premium access for Verizon MORE Everything Customers or Verizon customers with a Premium Subscription. To download NFL Mobile, visit NFL.com/Mobile.
Fans may download the tablet-optimized version of the OFFICIAL SUPER BOWL XLIX DIGITAL GAME PROGRAM, available for Windows, Surface, iOS, and Android tablets (via Google Play and Amazon App Store). The app contains all the latest information on the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, featuring animated starting line-ups and sortable rosters, plus a complete history of the Super Bowl. Fans may also watch video recaps of the 2014 NFL season, view real-time Twitter and Instagram feeds, and access archived Super Bowl programs.
To ensure optimal usage for fans at University of Phoenix Stadium, fans attending Super Bowl XLIX should download the Super Bowl Stadium App Presented by Verizon and other apps they want to use on gameday before they arrive at the stadium.
The NFL also will program the video boards with unique and engaging content throughout the game, including select Super Bowl commercials from the NFL and its sponsors.
Introduced for the 2014 NFL season, “Next Gen Stats” provide real-time, location-based information such as speed and distance traveled, along with acceleration of individuals on the field. To enable “Next Gen Stats,” the NFL installed Zebra Technologies’ real-time location system (RTLS) for sports in 17 stadiums this season, and added an 18th system at University of Phoenix Stadium for the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl. These systems capture information in real-time via small radio-frequency identification (RFID) tracking devices on players and officials. The statistics and related graphics created from this data will be displayed on in-stadium video boards during the Super Bowl. Additionally, for the first time, the NFL worked with Wilson to incorporate Zebra RFID devices into select games balls at the 2015 Pro Bowl, Presented by McDonald’s.
The NFL will work with Extreme Networks to leverage its intelligent application analytics technology, Purview, to monitor and measure the mobile fan experience during the game. Extreme Networks will also supply “Wi-Fi Coaches” around the stadium to assist fans with connectivity questions and needs on gameday.