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Tech Stack: UBS Arena, Nokia and more

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The New York Islanders NHL team has partnered with conversational AI company GameOn Technology to launch an official team chat application on Facebook Messenger.

The service allows Islanders fans to chat in real time with the Islanders to explore UBS Arena and gain insights into the overall experience at the venue, including premium suites and club seating.

The application is an extension of GameOn Technology’s relationship with the NHL, with the company having launched the official chat application for the league in May 2019.

Telecommunications company Nokia has deployed a 5G modular private wireless network at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines National Velodrome near Paris to enhance the viewing experience for fans attending the UCI Track World Championships this week.

The network is being offered to fans, athletes, organisers and broadcasters during the five-day event. Live video streams of races will be shown on a large screen at the Nokia booth, with 360-degree robotic cameras to be operated remotely in real time to capture the footage.

Visitors will also be able to use 5G smartphones, tablets and headsets to access multi-screen views and race statistics in augmented reality, as well as hear the sounds of the track, the arena atmosphere or audio commentary in the language of their choice.

SoFi Stadium, home of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers, has partnered with Clear to bring an expedited entry lane to the venue, making it easier for fans to get to their seats.

Clear becomes the exclusive identity technology partner of the stadium. Its free dedicated lane will be located at Entry 9 of SoFi Stadium for Rams and Chargers games, as well as other non-NFL events.

To use the lane, fans will be required to download the free Clear app and sign up by taking a photo of themselves. When approaching the lane at SoFi Stadium, fans will be required to show a QR code to an ambassador to gain entry. Clear members will also be able to escort one adult guest and any children under 18 through the lane.

Mexican baseball team Sultanes de Monterrey has partnered with Uber Eats to launch an in-seat delivery service at the Estadio Mobil Super.

As part of the agreement, which is said to be the first for a Latin American sports team, a dedicated Uber Eats collection point will be set up at the stadium. The initiative is designed to cut down queue times and ensure fans do not miss any of the action on the pitch.

Fans will be able to order items from up to 13 local restaurants via Uber Eats.