Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise Minnesota United has signed a multi-year partnership with IT company Atomic Data ahead of the move to its new stadium.

Atomic Data will serve as the official Wi-Fi, IT and cloud partner of United, which played its debut MLS season last year and currently calls TCF Bank Stadium its home.

The new 21,500-seat Allianz Field will open in the Midway neighbourhood of St. Paul in 2019 and Atomic Data will be responsible for designing, building, managing, monitoring, and supporting the local area network (LAN), IP telephone system and fan facing Wi-Fi at the stadium.

The stadium network will include over 400 wireless access points, providing fans with broad coverage and connectivity. Atomic Data will provide stadium technology consulting throughout the construction of Allianz Field as well as on-site and remote match-day support once the stadium is completed. Atomic Data will receive exclusive naming rights for the Wi-Fi network and both digital and physical branding within the stadium.

The partnership builds on and reinforces the established relationship between Atomic Data and United, with Atomic Data already serving as the power behind the Allianz Field Experience Center and providing day-to-day IT support for the club’s front office since 2014.

“Our goal is for Allianz Field to be the premier destination for soccer not just in Minnesota, but in the Midwest and even the country,” Minnesota United chief executive Chris Wright said. “Today, that means providing fans a top-of-the-line digital experience on top of everything else.

“Connecting the community and connecting our community to us is a top priority, as is working with companies who share our core values like inclusivity, dedication, teamwork and respect. We’re confident that Atomic Data is the right partner to help us make every match day and every event connected, interactive and unforgettable.”

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