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Tech Stack: EV charging stations, AR shopping and more

Our weekly tech round-up from the stadium and arena sector…

Durham County Cricket Club has installed electric car charging stations at the Riverside Ground.

The dual 22Kw Rolec Quantum EV Charge points have been installed by John N Dunn Group and are located opposite the entrance to the stadium. The installation is designed to improve the club’s sustainability operations.

The stations have initially been made available to players and staff but it is hoped the charging points will be accessible for spectators and other customers in the future.

An EE 5G Superstore opened at Wembley Stadium for England’s friendly matches against Switzerland and Ivory Coast.

The 5G-powered augmented reality experience was guided by an avatar of England and Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold. The experience allowed fans to purchase official England merchandise through augmented reality, with the store featuring a series of scannable markers to bring products to life.

London Stadium, home of Premier League club West Ham United, has signed a long-term extension to its partnership with Eleven Sports Media.

Through the agreement, Eleven provides London Stadium with its StadiumTV fan engagement platform, which underpins the venue’s associate partner programme.

PTI Digital has been appointed by the London Legacy Development Corporation to develop a ‘smart park’ strategy for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The project will deliver a strategy that considers commercial growth, operational efficiency, digital engagement and the community benefits holistically. PTI Digital will create a fully costed roadmap that breaks the strategy down into modular component projects and showcases the journey between the Park’s current and future state.

National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) team Angel City FC has partnered with mobile-first and advanced payment technology company Venuetize.

The link-up will enable fans of the newly-launched team to engage with the club through a dedicated mobile app. The app features a community chat function that enables season ticket holders and supporters to connect with one another in-venue or at home.

The app also features mobile ordering on match days, Ticketmaster integration, team and event news, community updates and the ability to access the team store to purchase merchandise.

The Phoenix Suns NBA basketball team has partnered with Verb, a developer of interactive video-based sales applications, to drive ticket and merchandise sales.

The Suns will also leverage Verb’s suite of sales enablement solutions to engage with fans through interactive, shoppable digital content.

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