UNLV Brings At-Home Fan Cheers Into Allegiant Stadium With HearMeCheer App
UNLV Athletics have announced a partnership with HearMeCheer, an audio broadcast app that collects live fan noise and streams it into live sports events and broadcasts, beginning with the Rebels’ first home game at Allegiant Stadium this Saturday, October 31st, and continuing through the fall.
UNLV football hosts intrastate rival UNR on Saturday in the annual battle for the Fremont Cannon. It will be the first game played in front of fans at the new stadium with capacity limited to 2,000 because of state gathering restrictions. The game will be televised nationally on FS1, with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Pacific time.
“We are proud to partner with HearMeCheer and bring all of our students, alumni, friends and families into Allegiant Stadium this Saturday and for all our 2020 home games, to create a truly fun and festive atmosphere and home field advantage for our Rebels,” said UNLV Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Fan Development Karl Feak. “There is a great deal of enthusiasm for our games this season, and while we are limited in how many fans can attend, the interest level is at an all-time high. We are thrilled to provide a way for our fans at home to have their voice heard during the game and around the world.”
HearMeCheer allows fans who are watching from home to open their app and make their voices heard as a part of the piped-in crowd noise at Allegiant Stadium. Fans can join in on a “second screen” this Saturday by clicking here.
“It’s great to be working with UNLV on this project, bringing their fans together from the comfort of their own home into the Rebels debut season at the amazing Allegiant Stadium,” said Elias Andersen, the founder and CEO of HearMeCheer. “HearMeCheer has proven to be a successful fan engagement platform for teams since we launched earlier this year. We look forward to bringing UNLV Rebels students, alumni, families and fans all together now, not only this Saturday but also their three other home games this fall in November and December.”
The patented HearMeCheer technology allows fans watching the games at home to cheer into the microphones in their smartphones, tablets and computers and be heard live inside stadiums, arenas, ballparks as well as on radio and television broadcasts from those sites.
HearMeCheer takes audio from fans watching at home and aggregates the sounds into one audio stream, which is provided to broadcasters and to feeds in ballparks, stadiums, and arenas. The sound from fans is converted into crowd noise using low-latency algorithms.