Levi’s Stadium and it’s technology for the Super Bowl 50th edition
In the arena of the 2016 Super Bowl technology plays a key role. Levi’s Stadium is packed with high tech equipment. When the Panthers play the Broncos on February 7th they will do so in a futuristic arena. The stadium for the night of Super Bowl 50 is ready. It is the most connected stadium to the National Football League (NFL). Its location is in Santa Clara, California with a size of 1.85 million square feet, approximately 68,500 seats, and 165 luxury suites. Those suites alone offer 8500 club seats. All of that comes with 24,000 parking spaces. The total costs for the building were 1.2 Billion dollars. Its construction started in April 2012 and finished in July 2014.
Super Bowl technology packed stadium
The stadium has 20,000 square feet of solar panels on the roof and around. With those, they almost produce as much electricity as the new Apple Campus 2. It has a high capacity with 68,500 seats though it can expand to 75,000 for special events. Two 18,000 square feet open plazas. Each of the 9 sections will have different themes. One of them will focus wine from Napa Valley, while another section has frosted glass to simulate the famous fog of San Francisco. The architect tried to combine modern design with green construction techniques.
Fans can keep track with two 200 feet wide and 48 feet tall scoreboards. The entire arena is Wi-Fi enabled which allows all fans to be connected at the same time. Also, it’s Wi-Fi infrastructure is designed to be 30x faster than any other stadium.
Solar panels installed on the Levi’s Stadium
More technology using a mobile app
Levi’s Stadium offers a mobile app with many options. One of them is to order food. Customers can order their food with their cellphones and it will be delivered to them. They also can watch video replays during the game. With these functions, it is possible to see the match from multiple camera angles and even in slow motion. Moreover, the app comes with a navigation mechanism that allows customers to find the fastest way to find their seats and nearest bathroom. Finally, a mobile ticketing function enables to buy and exchange tickets, buy or transfer parking passes. A huge number of contractors were working at the stadium to make the technology work. The stadium operators are convinced that technology can improve the experience of the game.
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