Tech Stack: Arena, APF, GoVision and more

Featured image credit: OnePlan

Featured image credit: OnePlan

Los Angeles’ Arena has appointed UK-based event and venue planning software company OnePlan to support the venue’s event-hosting capabilities.

The arena, which is home to the NBA’s Lakers and Clippers, the NHL’s Kings, and the WNBA’s Sparks, will utilise OnePlan’s web-based platform to plan and host events, as well as create a 3D digital twin of the venue using the company’s Venue Twin technology.

The 3D platform is fully interoperable with the 2D GIS mapping view and will allow Arena’s production team to rapidly customise the arena for each event.

Additionally, the arena will benefit from the platform’s integration of existing architectural CAD and floor plan files, while OnePlan will also assist booking and marketing departments by enabling them to visualise and customise the venue for future events.

The Paraguayan Football Association (APF) has entered into a partnership with financial services company Ueno, with the deal to include in-stadium improvements for fans.

The deal, which names Ueno as a main sponsor of the APF, will include cashless experiences, in-seat ordering and facial recognition technology for stadium entry.

Ueno will also use its Red UTS, Itti, MUV and Wepa brands to provide fans with benefits when purchasing tickets.

LED video display provider GoVision has once again partnered with Texas Motor Speedway to provide a major upgrade to the track’s Big Hoss TV screen, which set a Guinness World Record when it was first installed nearly a decade ago.

The new screen will be a DigiLED Vision Ultra display, measuring 10% larger, with 22% more pixels, 20% higher resolution and 16% brighter than the current screen. Big Hoss TV was unveiled in March 2014 and set the record for the world’s largest HD LED video board.

Softjourn, a full-cycle consulting and software development company, has launched the latest enhancements to its venue mapping tool.

Introducing two extra functionalities, Whole Table Booking and Orphan Seat Prevention, Softjourn said it aims to improve the ticketing experience for both event organisers and guests.

The venue mapping tool now offers advanced functionality to prevent orphan seats, regardless of the seating pattern in the venue. This feature ensures that all sold seats are grouped together, eliminating the risk of leaving single seats unsold.

Portuguese Primeira Liga football club Sporting CP has confirmed that its Estádio José Alvalade home will undergo a range of upgrades during the 2023-24 season.

Wi-Fi will be fitted across the stadium, as well as the club’s training centre, before the end of the campaign. Read our story from earlier in the week for full details.

Technology company Connexin has acquired naming rights to the Bonus Arena in Hull.

The ASM Global-operated arena, which opened in 2018, will now be known as Connexin Live. Check out our full story for more information.