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Samsung gets the Ageas Bowl connected

The Ageas Bowl in Hampshire, UK has linked up with Samsung to install LED screens and Wi-Fi technology throughout the stadium.

Through the partnership, the cricket ground will become the first Samsung fully connected stadium in the UK.

Samsung will install two new HD screens measuring a total of 120sqm in an effort to boost the viewing experience. It will also provide a new integrated scoreboard system, with the entire project due for completion in April.

The high speed wireless networking system will enhance the fan experience by enabling real-time engagement, competitions and sponsorship opportunities, in addition to replays and stadium information.

Samsung will add 200 wireless access points strategically placed across the venue to improve internet connectivity.

“Samsung is delighted to partner with The Ageas Bowl to transform this site of sporting history to a world-class connected stadium, designed to create a welcoming environment for cricket fan and sports enthusiasts,” said Samsung UK’s head of display, Ben Holmes.

The Ageas Bowl, also known as the Rose Bowl, is a cricket ground and residential hotel complex in West End, Hampshire. It is home to Hampshire County Cricket Club, who have played there since 2001, and also hosts international cricket, including one-day internationals.

The 15,000-capacity stadium will welcome cricket fans to experience the technology updates at the fourth Test Match between England and India this August.