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MSR's Stadium Tech Report for Q1 2014 is Now Published

March 28, 2014


Yesterday, PRWeb disclosed on its website that Mobile Sports Report (MSR), an independent editorial research firm that reaches out to the greater mobile/social/sports marketplace, has released its Stadium Tech Report for Q1 2014. As per the MSR website, a source for news and analysis of stadium technology, the“ latest report [in the STADIUM TECH REPORT series] provides research and analysis of Wi-Fi and DAS deployments [as well as social media and team apps usage] at NBA arenas, with team-by-team research for all 30 NBA franchises…”

The Q1 2014 report features mini-case studies that allow analyzing all the technology deployments made at NBA facilities to include the Staples (News - Alert) Center in Los Angeles, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Orlando's Amway Center, affirms MSR editor in chief Paul Kapustka. He states that the report also includes NBA stadium tech analysis in addition to the tech deployment profiles.

A free copy of the report is now available on the MSR website. NBA sports fans that want to get closer to the action are sure to find the document (a 35-page PDF report) of interest as it “delivers a capsule profile of each and every NBA team and whether or not it has Wi-Fi and DAS services in its stadiums.” Readers drawn to the subject that explores Wi-Fi stadium-specific deployments and mobile applications can download the report today. (NOTE: You must register even if you have previously downloaded a report in the past.)

The following are some of the information and facts covered in the report regarding the intersection of mobile technologies and the National Basketball Association (NBA): According to MSR, the NBA is the U.S. leader among pro sports leagues when it comes to stadium Wi-Fi. However, only a few of the stadiums are actively promoting Wi-Fi or delivering advanced wireless services, the report mentions.

MSR discovers that 79 percent — or 23 of 29 NBA facilities — have fan-facing Wi-Fi. But as the report notes, even with all this connectivity, having all but six teams provide public Wi-Fi networks, only a handful of teams are really utilizing their wireless services to improve the fan experience. Others are reluctant to promote the assets already installed over their in-building wireless networks services, said Kapustka, whose analysis of the league Wi-Fi situation is included in the 35-page report. He assumes “that before long, more teams will start experimenting and follow the early successes of the organizations leading the way [with more embracing] a DAS (Distributed Antenna System) for enhanced cellular in almost every arena, and the ones that don’t have it are either installing it now or plan to soon.”

For more information about Mobile Sports Report, the Stadium Tech Report series, and the State of the Stadium Technology Survey, which MSR previously published last year on technology deployment trends across a wide range of major entertainment and sports facilities, visit the official website. 

Edited by Cassandra Tucker