For those of you who attended my lecture last week on “The Interactive Fan Experience”, here is a timely article from TechCrunch, written by Bob Pascal of Centerplate. He talks about a few of the innovations we discussed in class and also writes about one we didn’t have time to get to. Near the end of the article he writes about drone technology and how it can improve the fan experience. Give it a read.
Editor’s note:Bob Pascal oversees the global business development, marketing and communications functions for event hospitality company Centerplate.
This year’s Super Bowl had 114.4 million viewers, making it the most-watched TV broadcast in history; television has clearly mastered the art of broadcasting sports games for the comfort of the living room.
While the high TV ratings across all sports are great, team owners are increasingly adapting to, and investing heavily in, creating the best possible game-day environments, so their in-stadium product continues to be as good or better than what Samsung, Sharp and Vizio provide in the living room.
This “golden age” of stadiumhospitality has now brought us bigger flat screen jumbotrons, field level swimming pools, fantasy football lounges and enhanced Wi-Fi networks, with more and more innovation coming in 2015 and beyond. These changes are making sure that game day at the stadium
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