StubHub Center is set for a mobile connectivity revolution through a new partnership with Mobilitie, the major US wireless infrastructure provider.
The multiyear partnership, brokered by AEG Global Partnerships, establishes Mobilitie as the exclusive wireless communication services and Distributed Antenna System (DAS) provider for the stadium, which is home to the LA Chargers NFL team and MLS franchise LA Galaxy.
As part of the partnership, Mobilitie will design, install, and operate StubHub Center’s new multicarrier DAS system, which is designed to enhance the game-day experience, and increase wireless network capacity and connectivity.
The organisations said StubHub Center’s wireless network will be the “most robust” installation of its kind at an MLS stadium with a fibre-to-the-edge design and the ability to handle a record amount of capacity.
“Mobilitie understands the fan experience from a digital standpoint, and we could not be more proud to have such a trusted, topnotch partner overseeing our wireless connectivity needs,” said Katie Pandolfo, general manager of StubHub Center.
“Our goal was to offer fast, efficient and seamless connectivity, and Mobilitie’s industry-leading wireless team will not only help us meet the demands of our fans, but will also enable us to provide state-of-the-art connectivity and outstanding live experiences at the same time.”
The DAS installation deployed by Mobilitie at StubHub Center includes a dense capacity configuration of more than 200 antennas connected by almost eight miles of fibre throughout the venue. With the antenna design layout and fibre connectivity to the edge, the system will also be upgradeable to 5G standards when available.
“MLS fans are devoted data users. They don’t just watch the game, they’re interacting with the world, checking stats, sending photos and posting to social media,” said Christos Karmis, president of Mobilitie.
“Together with StubHub Center, we are providing Galaxy fans one of the most connected and robust wireless networks at any sports and entertainment venue in the country.”