Smart Hart Lane

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  1. MaccSpurs

    MaccSpurs Active Member

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    I think we all agree we have needed a new stadium for many years and soon we shall have one and it looks fantastic. I've not seen it mentioned anywhere but I am hoping we also make this stadium a smart stadium.

    By that I mean it is full of technology we all use. I don't want to struggle for a phone signal I want free high-speed WiFi available for everyone in the stadium. Once connected there is so much that can be offered.

    For example, check out how they use technology in the Levi's Stadium in San Francisco.

    http://www.techtimes.com/articles/1...new-smart-home-of-the-san-francisco-49ers.htm

    Snippet from the above....

    Aside from showing replays, the app offers access to game-related information, shows people the nearest parking entrances to their seats, highlights the closest bathrooms with the shortest lines, and allows food and drink orders. Essentially, the Levi's Stadium app ties together all services that a fan would ever need while watching the game.

    Not just in the USA but Ajax have a smart stadium too..

    http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500256751/Amsterdam-Arena-aims-to-set-digital-example

    another snippet from the above article...

    “What is most dissatisfying for a visitor? A traffic jam on the outward and return journey, no parking spaces to be found, long queues at the toilet,” he suggests. “We are trying to take that away in a smart way. The moment visitors order an online ticket for an event, they will see who else in their postal code area is going to that event. People can then carpool, for example.

    Is anyone aware of the above concepts being part of our new stadium?
     
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  2. DiscoD1882

    DiscoD1882 SC Supporter

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    Sounds like Levi has a headstart. no excuses.


    It would be awsome though.
     
  3. Rocksuperstar

    Rocksuperstar just a child getting older...

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    It could be awesome, or it could be a horrible atmosphere it'll create.

    Imagine - goal is scored and for a good couple of minutes after, you'll have at least half the ground staring down at their phones/tablets. No singing, cheering, just mumbling. Or a foul is committed and a replay is available instantly, crowd see the ref got it badly wrong = barrage of shit for the ref. It'll be like having video replays available to everyone in the ground, except the ref and linos.
     
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  4. Hoops

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    id rather people watched the game.
     
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  5. tommo84

    tommo84 Proud to be loud

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    This. A thousand times, this.

    Phone signal/wi-fi = fine, especially for half-time. Sorry OP, but beyond that it just feels to me as though those features implemented at the Levi stadium aren't conducive to the sort of atmosphere which most supporters have always been keen to ensure and safeguard at the new stadium.

    The only 'interactive experience' I want at a football match is for me and thousands of others to sing our hearts out and the team to win. I'll watch the replays on Match of the Day when I get home thanks.
     
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  6. Hoops

    Hoops Well-Known Member

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    A metronome app for when the spurs go marching in would be useful:LOL:
     
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  7. TaoistMonkey

    TaoistMonkey What would Phil Dunphy do? Staff

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    Could you not have done "White Smart Lane"? :cautious:
     
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  8. Archibald&Crooks

    Archibald&Crooks Aegina Expat Admin

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    Shocked :p
     
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  9. HotspurSam

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    Somewhere on the blurb on the Official site it mentions wifi throughout the stadium
     
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  10. Gb160

    Gb160 Aggressivity

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    All sounds a bit gimmicky to me...something not right about going to a game and spending half of it staring at a phone.
    I can understand it in America as their sports have so much bloody stopping and starting the crowd probably get bored...and I suppose the chubby ones can probably get quite tired queuing up for their fourth or fifth hotdog.
    Maybe that's just me.
     
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  11. Mr.D

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    No WiFi while the game is on thank you. Before hand, half time and full time only.
     
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  12. Sandros Shiny Head

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    The San Francisco one works since theres more sitting around during NFL games, but once the game starts in the PL, half time is the only stop
     
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  13. MaccSpurs

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    I never understand why people leave 5 mins before half-time so they don't have to queue for crap tea or 10 mins before the end of a match so they avoid the traffic jams. Yet they do.

    I understand what some are saying but I am looking at the bigger picture. The stadium does not become smart when the game kicks off. It should be the other way round.

    It's more about what you do or can do when you arrive, half-time and after the match. The main thing is to ensure the technology is in place and we do not miss an opportunity. Everything else is just about decisions on what is delivered.
     
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  14. dynamoSpurs

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    Queue management is big business! I'd love to see a smarter way of getting beverages at HT.

    like a locker systems where your order is is made, prepared and then put into a locker waiting for you at HT.. something like that!

    Parking I doubt they can solve!
     
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  15. Adam456

    Adam456 Well-Known Member

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    Technology is useful but a dollop of common sense would improve the vending issues overnight. Pouring 1000 pints/opening 1000 bottles 10 mins before half time, having beer-only queue and selling for a round number price are simple examples

    Also having staff that don't look like they've not slept for 3 days and have virtually no customer service skills doesn't help
     
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  16. Wellspurs

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    This, WHL has gone from a fantastic atmosphere where I would get crushed and didn't see fuck all to an okay atmosphere but I could see the whole game.
    WiFi would reduce that atmosphere even further.
     
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  17. yankspurs

    yankspurs "We're not a selling club"

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    Beer vending machines. Have a vending machine of all the choices, with an id scanner, cash inster, credit card inserter and/or apple pay technology and voila. Quick and easy. Get a can or bottle of your choice.

    For draft beers, I am stunned theres not a draft machine already.

    An app is needed for orders where you pay in the app so you can just go up and get your order to keep lines moving quickly. For cash people, give them 3 or 4 cashiers.
     
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  18. yankspurs

    yankspurs "We're not a selling club"

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    Stadiums should have wifi access, but if you're on your phone instead of watching the game you're an asshole. Plain and simple. No point in going to the game if you're going to be on your phones internet during the game.
     
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    Beer bottle vending machines are illegal in the uk.
     
  20. Geyzer Soze

    Geyzer Soze Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd

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    Yeah it'll be great ...

     
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