The SCG Trust has chosen to invest in a multi-million dollar wi-fi and IPTV technology network which will allow fans to view real-time, high definition IPTV and mobile video straight to the latest smartphones and tablets.
The network will also simplify ticketing, help fans find the way to their seats and enable them to participate in and share live event action over social media from anywhere in the ground.
The network will be in operation in the new MA Noble, Bradman and Messenger Stands, currently under construction at the northern end of the SCG, during the Ashes cricket Test which commences on 3 January 2014.
The network access will be progressively rolled-out to include all areas of the SCG, Allianz Stadium and the Sports Central Plaza over the next five years. SCG Trust Chief Executive, Jamie Barkley, said:
Fans today demand full wireless connectivity and the Trust will be implementing a reliable, fully connected HD and WiFi based solution across the SCG and Allianz Stadium. When complete, we want fans able to access the network from any area of the SCG and Allianz Stadium precinct.
Sports and entertainment venues the world over are having to compete with the at-home experience. Our network is about creating the living room experience live at the SCG, and with full technology services available in the palm of your hand. We want fans able to watch replays, view HD footage and engage in all forms of social media while having the luxury of ordering food, drinks and merchandise from the comfort of their seat.