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NFL and Microsoft Teams Sports Tech Hype

Referee Bill Vinovich (52) reviews a play with the Microsoft Surface replay screen during an NFL football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. The Bills beat the Cowboys 26-15. (Cooper Neill via AP)

Microsoft and the NFL partnered in 2013 with a mission to have technology assist the sport and those involved including coaches, players, officials and fans, with the goal to improve the game of football for all. Last week they renewed their partnership via a multi-year extension. What most people are unaware of is the fact that during the 1997/98 NFL season, I was the Director of Sales for Sports 2000 providing sales, marketing and business development for our proprietary software product called the Gridiron 2000...

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Nike Football Sports Tech Upgrades Traz Powell Stadium For Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Nathaniel Traz Powell Stadium

Nike used sports tech to upgrade Nathaniel Traz Powell Stadium in Miami-Dade County for high school football games using a sustainability initiative the week of Super Bowl LIV generating maximum exposure for the sport while improving player performance and the fan experience for the 8,000-seat capacity venue. The Sports Techie community blog virtually applauds Nike and the Florida school district for making this so for the many sport playing kids and teenagers in the seven local powerhouse schools in Miami that call this stadium their home field. The $2 million and nine-month renovation of the ‘The Mecca’ included the new playing field, track around the field and press box, plus new locker rooms, lighting and a state-of-the-art scoreboard...

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Kobe Bryant Impacted Sports Tech Like A Champion Sports Techie

Dear Basketball, created and narrated by Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is forever remembered in infamy now as an international basketball legend but you may not realize he was into sports tech from his youth until passing away at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash last Sunday in the Southern California San Fernando Valley. The tragic accident claimed the lives of nine souls including his daughter Gianna, as well as a fellow Whittier College Poet, Sarah (George) Chester, and her daughter Payton, also 13 years old as was Kobe and his wife Vanessa’s second eldest child...

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Mayweather + Boxing Fitness Franchises Use Immersive VR, Sports Tech and Workouts By Floyd

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness VR Workouts

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness is ready for franchisees, gym members and at-home exercisers worldwide to engage together and get fit using their cutting edge, global sports technology platform. The Sports Techie community blog chatted with James Williams, the Mayweather Boxing + Fitness CEO, about Floyd Mayweather’s legacy business as the world’s greatest boxer, if a 21- year and 50-0 career record has earned him the GOAT status as many fans, fighters, trainers and boxing experts, all agree on...

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FORM Swim Goggles Smart Display Are Sports Tech Innovation At Its Best

FORM Swim Goggles with Augmented-Reality Display Available Today for $199

FORM Swim Goggles with smart display and the FORM Swim App just launched so if you swim or want to get into swimming you best check them out because they are sports tech innovation at its best. For $199 you get an augmented reality display on the inside of these goggles created to show a swimmer the metrics they want and not have to look over at the pace clock across the pool or struggle to hear coaches yell out times. Sports technology company FORM makes their goggles in Vancouver, BC.  The real-time delivery of key swim stats in a see-through, AR wearable is sure to change the way you train, rehab or just enjoy swimming workouts...

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GolfSuites, Where Golf Entertainment and Game Improvement Meet Through Sports Tech

GolfSuites – Improves your Drive, Drives Us

When I think about the golf industry over the past 20-years I have been a part of, technology pops into mind. GolfSuites is ready to deliver the next-gen of golf technology through entertainment, a game improvement center and computer tracking featured in high-tech facilities located worldwide. The first thought I and maybe you have about this investment story is TopGolf, an almost identical sports tech enhanced, golf driving range business concept minus the dedicated suites and measurement within inches rather than feet, from what I can tell. The market for golfing entertainment and a unique customer experience is improving and GolfSuite’s feels hundreds if not thousands of these facilities can be built to handle to need. Jerry Ellenburg,...

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Future of Sport Lab, MLSE and Ryerson University Sports Tech Startup Cohorts

Six sports tech startups workshopped their innovations across Ryerson University and MLSE teams and venues

Ryerson University and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment incubated six inaugural sports tech startups within the Future of Sport Lab (FSL) ecosystem.  The startup businesses then pitched their technology and business plans to more than 100 eager business leaders in the space from across Canada at the Mattamy Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Sports Techie community blog chatted with Dr. Cheri Bradish, Director of Future of Sport Lab, about the immersive programming each startup received. Included is a partnership with the Ted Rogers School of Business, mentorship within the FSL network of professionals and academics, as well as access to investors and leading academies...

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Future of Sports Top Six Sports Tech Startups Selected For Incubator

Future of Sports Lab is a business incubator that sounds like an amazing opportunity and it is. FSL as its known is a collaboration between Ryerson University and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) in Toronto, Canada. Six Canadian and North American startups were selected from an overflowing pool of innovative applicants to be a part of the cutting edge program. The Sports Techie community blog is as excited as you should be about all the incubators in the sports tech space. Ontario has it going on with the FSL.


Future of Sports Lab (FSL) collaboration between Ryerson University and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE)

Top Six

The selection process was thorough and candidates were fully vetted by the FSL advisory committee and mentor network...

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TeamSnap and Washington Youth Soccer Sports Tech Partnership Official

TeamSnap, the official team and sports organization management platform of WYS

TeamSnap sports management technology headquartered in Boulder. Colorado since 2009 is now the official team and sports organization management platform for all Washington State Youth Soccer clubs. THE Sports Techie community blog followers and readers should know I played in WSY from 2nd to 12th grade during the early 70’s through the early 80’s when families mainly used a printed schedule often placed on the refrigerator for most organizational and coordination needs for those that can relate before the digital era was all the way here with connected smartphones, tablets and PCs. I have also blogged about TeamSnap digital business and been a user as a high school lacrosse coach here in Atlanta making ...

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Canadian Soccer Business Buys Stadium Digital Sports Tech Provider

Canadian Soccer Business Powers Powers CPL, Acquires Stadium Digital

Canadian Soccer Business Acquires Stadium Digital – A full service digital media company and Canada’s Leading Fan Engagement Platform Provider

Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) located in Toronto is taking Team Canada and the new Canadian Premier League (CPL) launching in 2019 to new digital territories by acquiring sports tech company, Stadium Digital. Football fans across the nation can look forward the delivery of compelling content and live video streams as part of CSB’s mobile distribution strategy to provide more engagement between fans and their favorite sport leagues, teams and clubs with an eye towards the United 2026 World Cup. The Sports Techie community blog has followed the growth of Stadium Digital, a ful...

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