Wi-Fi 6 is designed for dense user environments like stadiums
Cisco and Hollywood Park have entered into a partnership that establishes the U.S. networking company as the official IT network services partner of SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park.
Cisco said that the agreement includes an end-to-end deployment of Cisco’s sports and entertainment solutions across SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park
Hollywood Park, which is being developed by Los Angeles Rams owner and chairman Stanley Kroenke, will be built on Cisco’s intent-based networking technology.
Cisco also highlighted that the platform will allow SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park to streamline operations and facilitate IT and business innovation.
“What Stan Kroenke is building at SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park will undoubtedly serve as a crown jewel in a city known for creativity, risk-taking and bold statements,” said Ken Martin, General Manager of Sports & Entertainment, Cisco. “By partnering with Cisco, Hollywood Park is making a clear commitment to providing its guests with an unparalleled and seamless experience across the entire footprint of the property, all built on a technological foundation that allows us to be limited only by our collective imagination.”
Cisco said that its Connected Stadium Wi-Fi network at SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park will utilize Wi-Fi 6 technology and that this deployment will be the largest deployment ever of the technology in a sports venue.
Under the contract, Cisco will install more than 2,500 Wi-Fi 6 access points in SoFi Stadium to deliver faster speeds for immersive-experience applications. The high-density network will also enable SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park to leverage one secure Wi-Fi platform for employees, operations and fan-facing services.
“SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park are the future of live sports and entertainment,” said Jason Gannon, managing director, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park. “We envision SoFi Stadium not just hosting world-class events like the Super Bowl and the Olympics, but also serving as a dynamic media platform. Our partnership with Cisco will set a new standard for the fan experience through cutting-edge technology that will enhance the way guests interact with live events, not only at SoFi Stadium but across all of Hollywood Park.”
The 298-acre global sports and entertainment destination will also implement Cisco Vision, an end-to-end dynamic signage solution that combines high-definition video delivery withart digital signage. The entirely 4K deployment of Cisco Vision will power approximately 2,500 screens throughout SoFi Stadium’s concourses, suites, concessions, as well as across Hollywood Park.
Opening July 2020, SoFi Stadium will be the home of the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams. SoFi Stadium seats approximately 70,000, expandable up to 100,000, with more than 260 luxury suites and more than 13,000 premium seats. SoFi Stadium has already secured Super Bowl LVI in 2022, the College Football National Championship Game in 2023, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in 2028.
Next to the stadium and under the same roof canopy is the 2.5-acre American Airlines Plaza and a 6,000-seat performance venue, which will hold a variety of events throughout the year, including sports, award shows and concerts.
Hollywood Park is a mixed-use development that will feature a mix of residential, retail, and commercial spaces, as well as more than 20 acres of parkland for community use.