St. Louis CITY SC has partnered with Cisco, a global leader in network connectivity and cybersecurity, to create one of the most connected and fan-centric environments in Major League Soccer. Cisco will serve as a Proud Technology Partner of the club, leveraging its solutions across networking, security, Wi-Fi and digital signage to help ensure fans are able to have one of the most immersive matchday experiences in sports.
Cisco is implementing a state-of-the-art, fully converged network across CITYPARK’s 31-acre stadium district that also includes the club’s stadium, training center, team headquarters and two-story team store. CITYPARK will leverage Wi-Fi 6, Cisco’s next generation wireless standard, to deliver faster speeds for immersive experiences, more bandwidth (four times greater capacity than the previous Wi-Fi standard) and higher reliability, all while being less taxing on a device’s battery. CITYPARK is one of only a handful of MLS-specific stadiums to deploy Cisco’s Wi-Fi 6 technology.
“As a next-generation venue with frictionless markets and mobile-first technologies at the forefront of CITYPARK’s engagement, an innovative fan experience is reliant on a robust and secure connectivity,” said Matt Sebek, St. Louis CITY SC’s Chief Experience Officer. “Every piece of data flows through Cisco’s converged technology, allowing us to streamline IT operations and provide heightened experiences through elevated video distribution, point-of-sale devices, digital signage, real-time app engagement and so much more.”
Cisco is relied upon to secure the largest sports and entertainment events in the world, including the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris. Cisco will deploy its industry-leading cybersecurity solutions throughout the CITYPARK district, providing the visibility and resiliency needed to ensure the club and its fans are always connected and protected. Additionally, Cisco’s IPTV technology, a dynamic, end-to-end signage solution that combines high-definition video delivery with state-of-the art digital signage, will be implemented at CITYPARK. The 4K deployment will power screens across the stadium district, all entirely customizable and centrally managed via one point of control.
“CITYPARK is designed to be a one-of-a-kind sporting campus, with a world-class infrastructure that will allow it to serve as a platform for innovation for years to come,” said Ken Martin, Managing Director, Global Sales – Sports, Media and Entertainment, Cisco. “By partnering with Cisco, CITY SC is making a clear commitment to providing its fans, visitors, coaches and players an unparalleled and seamless experience across the entire district.”
As part of the partnership, CITY SC and Cisco will collaborate to engage the local community and provide meaningful, hands-on opportunities to experience the power of technology first-hand. More information about these initiatives will be announced soon.
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