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Tech Stack: Dolphins, Steelers, Wolfsburg and more

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

The Miami Dolphins NFL American football team has entered into a partnership with on-demand consumer electronic rental company Grover.

The deal will see Grover’s technology used throughout the West Field Club area of the Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium for attendees and team members to interact with. Grover will also receive the rights to name a menu item in Hard Rock Stadium and host a field box for the duration of the season.

Grover works to promote the mass adoption of flexible technology ownership so people can experience a better life through access to technology while encouraging a better, more sustainable future. It currently has more than 600,000 devices in circulation.

Elsewhere in the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers have teamed up with weapons detection security screening firm Evolv Technology.

SportTechie reports that the technology debuted at Acrisure Stadium during the Steelers’ recent pre-season game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Steelers become the fifth NFL team to partner with Evolv, joining the Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans.

Steelers fans will be able to walk through Evolv’s weapons detection system without needing to remove items from clear bags or their pockets, with the company’s technology able to detect whether any prohibited items are being carried.

German Bundesliga football club VfL Wolfsburg has signed a long-term strategic partnership with virtual advertising technology provider Supponor.

The deal will focus on the introduction and implementation of virtual advertising and is designed to strengthen and expand Wolfsburg’s international sponsorship activities. The software-based Supponor AIR technology will allow Wolfsburg to virtually multiply the advertising capacity of both rows of LED boards at the Volkswagen Arena.

The technology will also enable Wolfsburg to display specific advertisements for target markets and replace domestic displays with ones tailored to an international market.

English League One football club Ipswich Town has signed a two-year sponsorship deal with technology specialist CSCM Limited, which becomes the team’s official technology and cloud partner.

As part of the agreement, CSCM will sponsor the Sir Bobby Robson Suite at Portman Road and will also support networking events held by the club. Ipswich first started working with CSCM in 2021 with the objective of completing a full review of all IT systems across the club.