Recent Posts tagged with Venue Design

Venue Q&A: WJHW’s Williams Reflects on 10 Years of Stadium Design

Ten years ago, the sports-venue industry stood on the verge of transforming the fan experience. In-venue video played on postage-stamp screens in standard definition over copper infrastructures, and cellphones were used solely for calling and texting — that is, when you could find a signal. And then, in 2009, Cowboys Stadium changed the game. Today, […]  More

In-Venue Audio Takes the Spotlight

On the field or on the air, sound remains the third dimension to the sports experience. While broadcast sound is on the verge of entering its next format era, with the so-called immersive-audio formats like Dolby’s AC-4 and the MPEG-H Alliance’s eponymous entry apparently ready to join stereo and 5.1 surround for sports, live sound […]  More

MLS’s Earthquakes Transform Fan Experience With Cloud-Enabled Avaya Stadium

When the San Jose Earthquakes played their final game in Buck Shaw Stadium (a nil-nil draw with Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Oct. 18), the 10,300-seat venue had just celebrated its 50th anniversary — and was showing its age. Located on the campus of Santa Clara University, the venue had no video-control room and only minimal […]  More

Horse Tracks Spruce Up for a New Season

Earlier this year, California Chrome got two-thirds of the way to winning the first Triple Crown that horseracing has seen since 1978. Although the horse’s loss at Belmont Racetrack in June disappointed many, it also seemed to both prompt and underscore a burgeoning revitalization at the 50-plus thoroughbred racetracks in the U.S. A number of […]  More

Projection Mapping Turns a Hockey Venue Into a Big Screen

Hockey attendance has been on the rise in recent years, in some markets  surpassing that of the NBA. Some might attribute that to NHL teams’ increased focus on the in-game experience. Contributing to that are recent upgrades to venue AV systems, such as the mammoth video screen installed last year at the Denver Avalanche’s Pepsi […]  More

SEAT Conference Focuses on Venues’ Cellular, WiFi Services

The Sports and Entertainment Alliance in Technology (SEAT) took over Kansas City sports venues and the Sheraton hotel last week for three days of seminars and exhibits focused on one of the hottest areas in sports-technology development: helping venues, and the teams that operate within them, better reach fans in the seats via high-speed cellular […]  More

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