Cox Business has pledged to provide Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas with the “fastest optical internet service available” as work continues on the state-of-the-art new home of the Raiders NFL American football franchise.
Cox Communications agreed a deal to become a founding partner of Allegiant Stadium last year. The 10-year deal also makes Cox the official Wi-Fi and internet provider of the stadium, which will have a capacity of 65,000.
The stadium will be covered by 1,700 managed Wi-Fi access points and underpinned by 40-gigabit optical internet connections to deliver high-speed bandwidth for fans using their mobile devices. Cox has also announced that it will power nearly 2,200 Cisco Vision dynamic screens and signs around the venue, ensuring an enhanced fan experience.
Additionally, Cox will provide high-speed connections at Allegiant Stadium and at the team’s under-construction headquarters. Cox will also power a unique Raiders-themed game-day activation, along with leveraging its Cox Virtual Meet and Greet initiative.
Cox Media will also sponsor the Raiders’ media studio at the Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center, which is currently under construction in Henderson, Nevada.
Steve Rowley, executive vice-president at Cox Business, said: “Cox is deeply invested in connecting Las Vegas, powering stadiums, hotels and convention centres on and off the Strip.
“We’re proud to be a part of Las Vegas’ evolution towards the sports and entertainment capital of the world – continued by delivering a truly connected experience for Allegiant Stadium visitors.”
Cox Business is the commercial division of Cox Communications.
Construction work at Allegiant Stadium is on track and in late November, Mortenson Construction, the company spearheading the development, claimed that the project was 75 per cent complete.
Las Vegas-based travel company Allegiant acquired naming rights to the stadium in August in a deal reportedly worth between $20m (£15.2m/€18m) and $25m a year.