Tech Stack: Lord’s, Everton, Acrisure Stadium and more

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Marylebone Cricket Club has partnered with tech start-up Picturepath to help visitors with special educational needs navigate around Lord’s.

The free Picturepath app will allow fans to create bespoke visual timelines by using images from around Lord’s which enable them to see, plan and prepare for each stage of their visit. The app debuted during Saturday’s women’s one-day international between England and India.

Picturepath’s ‘Visit with Picturepath’ feature has been designed to help fans with additional support needs, such as autism, who may struggle in heightened sensory environments. The app aims to reduce sensory stress and anxiety and create a more welcoming and inclusive experience.

Construction company Laing O’Rourke has used a building information modelling process to create a digital version of Everton’s new 52,888-seat stadium.

The new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock has been ‘built’ in digital form in minute detail. The 3D model incorporates the width, depth and height of the stadium, while a 4D model also allows the Laing O’Rourke team to visualise the construction sequence and assess potential risks or clashes in the programme.

“We like to think we have already built Everton Stadium,” said Craig Wallace, a digital engineer at Laing O’Rourke. “It’s been built virtually on screen in a simulated environment, and now physically on site.

“The real benefit is that this enables us to resolve issues up front, in a simulated environment, before work begins on-site. That promotes efficiency gains, reduction in risks, leads to programme and cost benefits and provides certainty throughout the life-cycle of the build.”

PTI Digital has been appointed by the Scottish Football Association to create and deliver a long-term digital transformation strategy.

The partnership will seek to provide a more personalised experience for Scottish football fans, as well as visitors to Glasgow’s Hampden Park.

The newly refurbished Chonburi Stadium in eastern Thailand has been fitted with a 40-box speaker system powered by Powersoft’s crossover X Series amplifier platform.

The replacement of the original audio system was part of an ongoing upgrade of the 13-year-old stadium’s facilities that also included improved lighting, new seats and a re-turfed grass pitch.

The stadium was built in 2009 to host the Thailand National Games in 2010 and now serves as the home of Thai League 1 football team Chonburi FC. System integrator Asavasopon used modeler and auditioner software by Bose Professional to design a new sound system that delivers clarity and volume across the stadium’s 8,600 seats.

MatSing, which develops high-capacity lens antennas, has announced its latest deployment at Acrisure Stadium, home of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers.

Deployed by Verizon, 60 of MatSing’s lens antennas will provide connected experiences for fans and guests on Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband and Nationwide networks at the stadium. The lens antennas are deployed to cover the upper-bowl seating areas of the stadium.