Recent Posts tagged with Olympic Stadium

Venue News: World Series Sets WiFi Records for AT&T Park; Sacramento Kings Break Ground on Downtown Arena

This year’s World Series games in San Francisco set new local records for fan WiFi use, arguably cementing AT&T Park’s title as baseball’s best-connected stadium, writes Mobile Sports Report. One of the more stunning numbers provided by Bill Schlough, the senior vice president and CIO for the Giants, was that nearly half the crowd in […]  More

Venue News: Olympic Stadium Finally Lands Tenant; Sacramento Announces Plan to Keep Kings from Moving to Seattle

Compiled by Karen Hogan, Associate Editor, Sports Video Group Premier League club West Ham will move into London’s Olympic Stadium, ending the drawn-out negotiations over the future of the £486 million ($737.4 million) venue. Under the 99-year deal announced Friday, West Ham will make the short move from its 35,000-capacity Upton Park stadium to the […]  More

Venue News: Toyota Center Promises Major Technology Upgrades; Heinz Field To Add Second Video Boad

Compiled by Karen Hogan, Associate Editor, Sports Video Group Toyota Center will redefine the in-arena fan viewing experience when it unveils a state-of-the-art video scoreboard.  The new video board, installed by Panasonic, will be the largest indoor center-hung scoreboard in the United States, offering patrons an unprecedented view of the action at Houston Rockets home […]  More

Venue News: Aurora Shootings Prompt Security Concerns at Sporting Venues; London Olympics Focused on Sustainability

Compiled by Karen Hogan, Associate Editor, Sports Video Group The mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater rattled the nerves of some other moviegoers with opening weekend tickets for the new Batman film and led some cinema chains to add more guards. Experts say it’s unlikely, though, that venues will implement even stricter security measures […]  More

Venue News: Formula One Bids for Olympic Stadium; Proposed Oilers Arena Over Budget

Compiled by Karen Hogan, Associate Editor, Sports Video Group A Formula One circuit in and around Olympic Stadium is one of four plans being considered for the future of the London Games’ centerpiece. The London Legacy Development Corporation announced that a possible F1 circuit was one of the bids. The others are from newly promoted […]  More

Venue News: NBA Mulls On-Court LED Signage; University of Minnesota Agrees to Host Vikings During Stadium Contruction

As the NBA debates the merits of putting advertising on uniforms, league officials also are asking club marketers to consider new on-court signage that could be in place as soon as next season — an LED system that would sit on the basket stanchion. The LED backboard arm sign from Dorna/Van Wagner allows for limited […]  More

Venue News: Lucas Oil Stadium Deemed A Success; Pirates Replace Rarely Used Seats with Bar

Lucas Oil Stadium was the first NFL venue designed and built specifically to host the Super Bowl, and early reviews from its big test on Sunday were encouraging. Early-arriving fans sailed through security screenings and arrived at their seats well before kickoff. Lines for restrooms and concessions didn’t get too long. Fewer in-stadium advertisements allowed […]  More

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