Future of Sport Stadiums, IoT & Fan Experience Guide

The future of sports stadiums, the fan experience and athletic wearables are all hot sports tech topics. The Ohio University Athletic Administration program just published this Smart Stadium data visualization and shared it with the Sports Techie community blog for our readers and followers to use as a resource.

Pro Sports IoT in Smart Arenas

The sports enthusiast, sports techies and those looking to share innovative news about the future of sports, infrastructure and the fan experience are the target audience. Smart arenas and the Internet of Things (IoT) is a combination causing rapid changes in the industries of sports management, coaching and athletic training. Increased fan engagement is one result of smart venues, as is the generations old concept of younger athletes training like inspirational pro athletes in hopes of performing like their sport idols.

This guide provides detailed insights and resources on the following topics:

  • Integrating IoT in sports stadiums
  • Building stadiums for ultimate fan experience
  • What’s included in a smart stadium
  • How IoT and wearables should be utilized in stadium development
  • Types of athletic wearables being used today
Smart Arenas and the Internet of Things in Professional Sports – Infographics

Sports Techie, wireless and wearable technology are changing the landscape of all sports. Intel predicts 200 billion connected devices will be in existence by 2020. By next year, corporations will spend big money to handle, reach and service sport fanbases though IoT to the tune of $267 billion. Intel further predicts IoT technologies will have a worth of $6.2 trillion by 2025.

New and retro fitted Stadia will feature faster Wi-Fi, huge video boards, real-time stats pushed to mobile devices, smart concession ordering, apps designed for improved parking and optimized directions to seats, cleaner restrooms with tech to alert maintenance, and more cameras to ensure better fan safety.

In terms of smart stadiums, the Georgia Dome in Atlanta has been imploded so Ohio University must mean Mercedes Benz Stadium which features an amazing 360 degree HD halo board and more. Sun Life Stadium in Miami implemented the IBMCloud Intelligent Operations Center to offer amazing business opportunities impacting the fan experience.

Tracking athletes as a method to upgrade performance is proven though science. Cisco’s Connected Athlete Project is a cutting edge of example of IoT used to collect, distribute and monitor data. Catapult USA uses GPS in wearables to track variety of sporting metrics.

Smart athletes are using sports tech systems, solutions and products to be their best.

The era of the smart arena and stadium is here.

Smart facilities improve fan experiences, sports training and athlete load management.

Use the following infographics and infographic links to learn more about sports betting, endorsements, wearable tech and more sportsbiz.

Thank you to Ohio University for the nice share!

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