The combination of technology and sports has created a number of fantastic benefits for both teams and organizations, as well as fans attending a live event. For a sports organization, technology can improve preparation for athletes, coaches and staff, and it can even help tie disparate systems together to improve the IT that powers a stadium, facility or a collegiate athletic campus. For the fans, it can also bring them closer to the game and if they are attending an event, give them a more immersive experience that can’t found sitting at home on the couch.
At Comcast, we especially love the intersection of sports and technology and are proud to partner with teams, leagues and institutions nationwide across all levels of athletics to take that intersection of sports and tech to the next level.
Comcast is an official provider and partner for nearly a dozen professional stadiums and athletic facilities across the country, including SunTrust Park in Atlanta; Citizens Bank Park and Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia; Everbank Field in Jacksonville and Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. We also dabble in the increasingly popular e-sports industry, sponsoring professional teams like Evil Geniuses through our Xfinity brand and building the first ever arena exclusively dedicated to this digitally driven competition.
But here in Washington, we are especially proud of our latest partnership, bringing technology and cutting-edge IPTV video to the University of Washington Athletic Campus, including Husky Stadium, Alaska Airlines Arena and the other core buildings on their campus.
We’ve helped make UW one of the only college campuses in the country with this type of technology, which will ultimately create a better experience for student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans attending UW Husky game days.
Check out this great TV interview on KING-5 in Seattle, from UW Intercollegiate Atheltic Campus CIO, Erik Jones detailing the news:
We look forward to continuing to work with this great local institution and using our technology to improve the experiences of sports fans across Washington state.