June 4, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -- Work has already begun on a project to enhance fans' experience at Camp Randall Stadium this fall through the addition of a high density Wi-Fi network and IPTV system.
Crews have begun the process of installing infrastructure for the high density Wi-Fi network, which will allow fans to connect wirelessly in the stands, suites, clubs, ticketing, media and concession stand areas. The project involves the installation of 10 Gigabit switches, accompanying wireless controllers and more than 750 access points throughout the stadium and outlying areas.
The result will be an enhanced Wi-Fi system for a better network experience to surf the Internet, check scores and share on social media sites in the 80,000-plus seat stadium.
In addition to connectivity, the project will also boost content available to fans at Camp Randall. A specially-designed IPTV system will transform the look and feel of the stadium through an innovative video and digital content distribution solution on nearly 700 high definition screens.
As pictured above, some of the screens are being placed beneath the stadium's upper deck to allow fans on the west side of the lower bowl to have an improved view of game action, replays and other video content.
The IPTV solution will provide UW Athletics with the ability to centrally manage and deliver customized video and team, sponsor and event information to any combination of the hundreds of monitors throughout the venue. It will also allow for the creation of unique interactive opportunities and feature expanded content on three video walls placed throughout the stadium.