NEC Australia has agreed a major new partnership with Venues NSW to provide digital display and technology solutions at the NSW Government’s new Sydney Football Stadium.

The 10-year agreement will see NEC Australia place 1,500 TV screens inside, outside and around the SFS to power a game-changing live sport and entertainment experience for patrons.

As part of the deal, NEC Australia’s world-leading digital technology solutions can be extended to the rest of the Venues NSW network - Stadium Australia, Bankwest Stadium, McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle Entertainment Centre and Showground, Sydney Cricket Ground and WIN Sports Stadium and Entertainment Centres.

The 1,500-screen digital display network will provide a rich and immersive experience for all patrons, providing live action updates and public safety messaging. 

Further, NEC’s latest biometric customer experience technologies will be deployed, allowing express check in and entry using facial recognition systems, personal registration, to assist wayfinding and provide enhanced safety and security.

Venues NSW CEO Kerrie Mather said the new SFS would redefine the live spectator experience when it opens in time for the 2022 NRL Finals Series.

In 2014, the SCG was the first venue in Australia to provide free wi-fi to stadium patrons, as well as a vast IPTV network. When the SFS opens next year, it will be a whole new ball game thanks to NEC’s innovative technologies that will complement the best in-stadium experience Australia has ever seen.

Mitsuhiro Murooka, President and CEO of NEC ANZ, said that at the new SFS, NEC will showcase its expertise in digital display and technological solutions.

At NEC Australia, we are at the cutting edge of delivering world-class stadium experiences for patrons. That is why we are so incredibly proud of this partnership and the opportunity it will provide NEC Australia to showcase its technology to the Australian sport fans.

In Australia, sport is an integral part of our culture and Sydney deserves a stadium which it can be proud of. By utilising NEC Australia’s state-of-the-art digital and customer experience technology, we will ensure everyone who visits the new Sydney Football Stadium will have an experience that is second to none.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Venues NSW for this opportunity, we look forward to working together on this project and any future opportunities that may arise across the network.

The NSW Government is redeveloping the Sydney Football Stadium into a modern, world-class, 42,500 seat venue and precinct, to ensure Sydney has a sporting and entertainment precinct of international standard.