Technology Enhancing The Fan Experience in Stadiums
In stadiums, fans have new expectations around what match days are like – they want to be entertained before, during, and after the game.
Major players in the smart stadium sector are focusing on the integration of advanced technologies to provide an immersive experience for fans. The global smart stadium market is expected to grow from $7 billion in 2021 to $9 billion in 2022. The market is expected to reach $22 billion in 2026.
“We’re competing against the 80-inch television in your living room,” said New York Islanders owner Jon Ledecky, after opening the $1 billion UBS Arena. “All these new arenas will have to give fans a reason to get up – go to their car and come to the event. If we don’t have a first-class experience, they’re going to watch the game at home.”