Denver Broncos Inks New Technology Deal with Comcast Business
August 8, 2013
Comcast Business today announced a partnership with Denver Broncos to help improve their fan gameday experience and organization productivity.
The Broncos are using a comprehensive set of Comcast Business Ethernet, view PRI trunks and HDTV services to improve the fan experience at Sports Authority Field at Mile High as well as the efficiency of the team’s football and business operations, arthritis including coaching, health scouting, sales and marketing.
Following their 2012 season, the Denver Broncos looked to make significant enhancements to their stadium and training facilities to provide a better gameday environment for fans and help improve the productivity of its operations. The foundation of these enhancements was an upgrade to the team’s network infrastructure throughout the stadium and the private fiber connection between the stadium and the team’s headquarters and training facility in Englewood, Colo. Working with Comcast Business, the team increased network bandwidth by two-and-a-half times with the ability to scale up to 10 Gbps in the future.
The upgraded network capacity now supports up to 25,000 simultaneous Wi-Fi connections, more than ten times the previous limit. The team also added new high-definition scoreboards and more than 1,000 HDTVs throughout the stadium, including the party suites, club areas and newly renovated concourses, so that fans don’t miss a play.
“The renovations and improvements our organization have made to the stadium and training facility this offseason ultimately allow us to offer an even more immersive experience for our fans by enabling us to provide better amenities and services across the board,” said Russ Trainor, vice president of information technology for the Denver Broncos. “As we continue to compete with high-end HDTVs and home theater systems, the pressure will be on us to provide the best possible gameday experience for our fans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. These upgrades and other initiatives, such as our popular Broncos mobile app, are just the beginning of how we intend to entertain, engage and interact with Broncos fans.”
The Broncos are also using Comcast Business TV services for the HDTVs throughout the stadium and Comcast Business PRI Trunks for voice services at both locations.
“From texting, posting to social media or checking their fantasy team, sports fans are doing much more than just watching the game when they attend any professional sporting event these days,” said Shawn Adamson, regional vice president for Comcast Business. “In fact, given the density of people and Internet-enabled mobile devices in a single location looking to get online, stadiums present unique networking challenges that our Ethernet services are solving for the Broncos and professional sports teams across the U.S.”