The new home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Canadian Football League gridiron team will be fitted with state-of-the-art mobile technology.
The Mosaic Stadium in Regina will offer a “way-finding” feature for mobiles that will serve as an interactive map, guiding spectators to bathrooms and restaurants and even possibly giving them estimated queuing times for both, according to the CKOM news website.
“It’s a brand new stadium, there’s going to be confusion,” the Roughriders’ manager of information technology, Ricardo del Cid, said.
“Our goal is to have a seamless experience. What we’re trying to do is make sure that the experience is even better than at home.”
Building on the club’s existing app, the service will ultimately aim to increase mobile concession ordering and possibly in-seat delivery.
The mobile devices will also be able to access game-day video, with telecommunications company SaskTel establishing a data network that will allow at least half of the spectators at the 33,000-seat venue to stream HD video simultaneously.
The stadium, which has closed for a year-long renovation programme, will also be the first sports venue in the country to feature full LED lighting. One of the largest HD scoreboards will also be fitted, along with more than 500 video screens throughout the stadium.