NextVR To Showcase Liverpool-Sporting CP at Yankee Stadium in Virtual Reality

NextVR, the leader in broadcasting live events in virtual reality, in partnership with Liverpool FC, will bring US fans onto the pitch in virtual reality to experience the current UEFA Champions League winners Liverpool FC face off against Sporting Club of Portugal in a preseason friendly match on Wednesday, July 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

A total of eight VR cameras will be positioned along the pitch and throughout Yankee stadium to virtually transport US fans into the matches. The fully produced live VR broadcasts will include dedicated announcers for pre-game, play-by-play, halftime analysis, and match recap. Fans will also have the opportunity to experience the live match in real-time with friends via the Venues app by Oculus.

“Virtual Reality in technology is advancing at a very fast pace and transforming how sports fans consume content. Fans always want to be as close to the action as possible and now, with NextVR technology, they get to live the most exciting moments of this live football game to their fullest” said David Cramer, NextVR COO. “Innovating with the best sports teams and leagues in the world is always exciting and we’re thrilled to continue NextVR’s momentum in this space with Liverpool FC and Sporting CP”

“It’s been a huge season for Liverpool FC and our fans are a vital part of our success. We want to constantly reward them and innovate to create the best possible ways for them to stay engaged with the team. We believe that live Virtual Reality experiences are going to be an important way for fans to enjoy our games and we are extremely excited to be innovating with NextVR and Oculus Venues for the first time”, said Billy Hogan, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer, Liverpool FC.

Founded in 1892, Liverpool FC is one of the world’s most famous soccer clubs having won 18 domestic league titles, seven FA Cups, eight League Cups, six European Cups, three UEFA Cups, three European Super Cups and 15 Charity/Community Shields. Their six European championships are the third most-wins of all time, trailing only Real Madrid (13) and AC Milan (7). This will mark Liverpool FC’s second appearance at the current Yankee Stadium, having defeated Manchester City in a penalty shootout on July 30, 2014. This will be Sporting’s first appearance at Yankee Stadium.

The event will be exclusively available in the US to NextVR users on Oculus Gear VR and Go as well as all Oculus Venues users .

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