Tech Stack: Orlando City, NHL, SAP Garden and more

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Inter&Co Stadium, home of Major League Soccer team Orlando City SC and NWSL franchise Orlando Pride, has been fitted with Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology.

The technology will be available to fans in The Den, the official team store at the stadium, which is operated by Fanatics. Fans will be able to enter the store, take what they like and leave by using their credit card at the exit gate.

Inter&Co Stadium will also be fitted with Wi-Fi 6 and 6E technology during the upcoming season, while 5G antennas have been installed throughout the venue to offer increased phone coverage for those attending events.

Verizon has renewed its sponsorship deal with the NHL and will continue to serve as the league’s official 5G partner, wireless services partner and mobile edge computing partner in the US.

As an official technology partner of the NHL, Verizon has also been selected to deploy private 5G wireless network technology across arenas to help game-day operations roll out new solutions to advance the fan experience.

Telco provider O2 Telefónica has fitted a 5G network at SAP Garden, a new 12,000-capacity arena under construction in the German city of Munich.

Some 350 antennas will be fitted at the arena to provide network coverage. The technology will enable guests to share and stream content, with the network to also support production of esports events at the arena.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has entered into a partnership with sports marketing agency TGI Sport, with the deal designed to improve LED advertising at venues.

TGI Sport will provide virtual technology to allow several different advertising messages to be displayed simultaneously, with the messages to be altered depending on where in the world viewers are watching on television.

Premier League football club Manchester City has extended its agreement with Qualtrics, which serves as its official experience management software partner.

City works with Qualtrics to capture and analyse fan feedback and enhance the experience at the Etihad Stadium. The feedback enables the club to further understand the preferences of match-going fans through initiatives such as post-match surveys.

Premium experiences and hospitality services provider On Location has made a strategic investment in Wiz-Team, an event and data management technology solutions company.

The investment will support integration of Wiz-Team’s technology and software across the On Location portfolio, with a focus on enhancing guest registration and communication, accreditation, accommodation and access control.

Solar panels are set to be fitted on the roof of Bradford City’s Valley Parade stadium after the project was approved by Bradford Council.

The panels will be fitted by renewable energy company SNRG Ltd, which applied for planning permission earlier in the year. The panels would have a 200kWp capacity and would help power the stadium.