McLane Stadium first to offer collegiate replays on fans’ mobile devices
USA TODAY put it best: “Baylor fans who attend games at the school’s new $260 million McLane Stadium will get to experience something no other collegiate fan base has experienced before.”
With the new Baylor In-Game App (pictured above) and special high-density Wi-Fi throughout McLane Stadium, Baylor is transforming the gameday experience for Bear fans and providing an array of experiences that will be the envy of fan bases everywhere.
When it debuts on August 31, McLane Stadium will be the first to offer all fans inside the stadium the ability to select and stream instant replays from multiple angles on their phones or tablets. The Baylor In-Game App, available for both iPhones and Android devices, will also offer live video, live stats, and links to social media, the team roster, schedule, even parking directions. Yinzcam, which partnered with Baylor to produce the app, makes these custom apps for professional teams across the nation, but Baylor is the only college to offer these benefits — and all for free.
To ensure that all fans are able to enjoy this “immersive fan experience,” Baylor is also offering free high-density Wi-Fi. Gone are the days of seeing the Bears make a great play and struggling to text, tweet or brag about it to friends not at the game. Baylor spent an additional $2 million to equip McLane Stadium with a Wi-Fi network capable of handling gameday wireless traffic. Extreme Networks which, like Yinzcam, counts numerous professional teams among their client list, provides the Wi-Fi system equipped to support the tens of thousands of Baylor fans using their mobile devices throughout the game.
And if the prospect of all these new mobile opportunities seems foreign to you (we know not everyone uses their mobile device as much as some of us do), fear not — McLane Stadium will feature “Wi-Fi coaches” inside the stadium to help you connect, to answer questions from the simple to the complex, to guide you through the app and to troubleshoot if you encounter a problem. The Wi-Fi coaches are a notable example of how McLane Stadium can be used educationally for Baylor, as well as athletically.
Baylor Management Information Systems students from the Hankamer School of Business will gain valuable experience serving as the coaches. Customer service won’t merely be something they discuss in class; it will be something they experience on the front lines of game day. The specially trained students will work in pairs at locations around the stadium to answer fans’ questions and solve their problems before and during games (up to halftime); you’ll recognize them by their bright yellow vests clearly marked “Wi-Fi Coach.”
So come confident and ready to utilize everything you can find at McLane Stadium, but nowhere else in the college landscape. The details are all covered, right down to making sure you learn how to use them to their fullest potential.
Sic ’em, McLane Stadium technology!