Tech Stack: Bournemouth, New York Red Bulls and more

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A free public Wi-Fi service delivered by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council’s Smart Place programme has been extended to cover Vitality Stadium, home of Premier League football club AFC Bournemouth.

Signage has been installed at the various Wi-Fi hotspots around the area, with the programme also covering Boscombe Crescent, Churchill Gardens and Kings Park.

Major League Soccer team New York Red Bulls announced new enhancements to Red Bull Arena ahead of its home opener against FC Dallas last weekend.

The Red Bulls upgraded the stadium’s lighting system by using Musco TLC for LED System, which will seek to set a “new standard” for fan experience and playability. Decker Electric, Inc. completed the work on the new lighting system.

The ability for colour-changing fixtures will enable the Red Bulls to wash the stadium in different colours during goal celebrations, player introductions and other moments. Decker also installed the new ribbon LED system around the upper bowl of Red Bull Arena.

KORE, a provider of partner, fan and business intelligence solutions for the sports and entertainment industry, has teamed up with Bristol Sport.

The deal will see Bristol Sport adopt KORE’s sponsorship and partner engagement platform. Bristol Sport operates Bristol City’s men’s and women’s football teams, as well as the Bristol Bears rugby union teams and the Bristol Flyers basketball outfit.

The partnership is a result of KORE’s recent acquisition of Sports Alliance, a digital marketing solutions provider which Bristol Sport has worked with since 2015.

The multi-purpose Oakland Arena in California has entered into a partnership with VITEC, an end-to-end video streaming solutions provider.

The arena has opted for a VITEC IPTV and digital signage system, which has been deployed throughout the facility. Oakland Arena had previously been using a legacy digital signage system, which was installed in the early 2000s.