Tech Stack: Google, Xtract One and more

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Xtract One Technologies, a threat detection and security solutions company, has announced that its SmartGateway System has been selected for use at CPKC Stadium, the under-construction home of National Women’s Soccer League team Kansas City Current.

Xtract One’s security measures will seek to enhance venue safety, minimise wait times, and foster an enhanced fan experience at the stadium. The technology uses AI-powered sensors to detect threats without invading fans’ sense of privacy and comfort.

CPKC Stadium will be the first venue purpose-built for an NWSL team. The stadium will have a capacity of 11,500 and is due to open in 2024.

Technology giant Google has extended its partnership with Hollywood Park, the sports and entertainment destination that is home to SoFi Stadium, to launch a new on-site Code Next Lab.

Google will design, build and open the facility, which will serve as a free, immersive computer science education programme to develop the next generation of Black, Latino/Hispanic and Indigenous tech leaders.

The Code Next Lab will open in 2024 and will provide students with access to live coaches, technical equipment and education curriculum. The deal builds on the existing partnership Google has with Hollywood Park, which covers SoFi Stadium and YouTube Theater, a 6,000-seat venue which opened in 2021.

Cloud-driven networking company Extreme Networks has announced that the Philadelphia Flyers and Winnipeg Jets NHL teams will deploy its Extreme Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E-ready solutions.

The deployment at the Flyers’ Wells Fargo Center arena, which also serves as the home of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, will be completed in partnership with Comcast Business. The solutions will also be rolled out at the Jets’ Canada Life Centre.

The Flyers have also partnered with Suite Experience Group to give fans a more streamlined experience when securing suites at Wells Fargo Center.

Fans can now book suites directly via, an ecommerce platform designed to create a seamless experience for customers to view and purchase suites through an instant booking process.

The Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team has entered into a partnership with AI chat platform ON.

The partnership will seek to enhance the game-day experience for fans, with the ON platform now live on to provide a range of chat services for supporters whether they are at the stadium or not.

The platform will answer questions relating to player stats, as well as guide fans around areas of EverBank Stadium on game days. The platform will also provide parking information, exclusive videos, score updates and team news.

Ticketing technology platform Lyte has launched the Lyte Returnable Ticket, which it claims is the industry’s first business-class and end-to-end ticketing platform.

The platform integrates returnability and fair market pricing into the ticket-buying experience, which Lyte says will elevate event ecommerce for fans and event creators alike.

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