Burlingame, Calif. (PRWEB) July 16, 2014
With widespread deployments of advanced wireless networks and a solid strategy for the future, Major League Baseball is clearly the digital fan-experience leader among large U.S. sports leagues, according to new research from Mobile Sports Report.
"Thanks to a far-sighted strategy that kept league control over all Internet content, and some innovative, forward-thinking leaders at several teams, baseball is ahead of all other U.S. sports when it comes to delivering a consistent, enriched fan experience through technology," said Paul Kapustka, editor-in-chief of Mobile Sports Report, a research and analysis firm that focuses on the stadium technology market. In its new Stadium Tech Report for Q2 2014, Mobile Sports Report looked at wireless deployments in all 30 MLB stadiums and found that 20 of the parks already had advanced Wi-Fi networks, and 26 of 30 parks had advanced cellular distributed antenna systems, or DAS, deployments.
The second issue in the Stadium Tech Report series for this year is available now for free download at mobilesportsreport.com, thanks to sponsorships from Crown Castle, Corning, TE Connectivity, SOLiD, and ExteNet Systems. In addition to team-by-team capsules of wireless deployments for all 30 MLB teams, the report also includes in-depth profiles of the network deployments at three leading stadiums: Target Field in Minneapolis, home of this year's All-Star game; AT&T Park in San Francisco; and Marlins Park in Miami. The report also has an exclusive interview with AT&T senior executive vice president John Donovan, about AT&T's aggressive strategy for DAS deployments in large public venues.
“With its clear, league-led strategy, Major League Baseball is setting the technology path for other sports to follow,” said Kapustka. “Our report gives stadium technology professionals the in-depth explanations of the hows and whys behind the deployments to help them with their own technology strategies.”
Mobile Sports Report, an independent editorial research firm, previously published the Stadium Tech Report for Q1 2014, which looked at wireless deployments in NBA stadiums. MSR also previously published the State of the Stadium Technology Survey for 2013, which looked at technology deployment trends across a wide range of major entertainment and sports facilities; and The Connected Event Dilemma, an independent research paper that outlined many of the challenges faced by the deployments of high-quality wireless networks at large public venues like stadiums, arenas, music festivals, convention centers and casinos.
For 2014, Mobile Sports Report plans to publish several more Stadium Tech Report issues, as well as the State of the Stadium Technology Survey for 2014. Mobile Sports Report also publishes daily news and analysis of the stadium technology and mobile sports marketplaces at its website, mobilesportsreport.com.