Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium and Cadet Field House, home of the Air Force Falcons’ NCAA Division I sports teams, has selected Boingo Wireless as Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Wi-Fi provider.
As per the deal, Boingo will design, install and manage small cell networks in both facilities, which will significantly improve wireless connectivity for fans and staff.
Boingo’s DAS model maximizes carrier participation and provides ample coverage for the venues’ cumulative capacity of more than 56,000 spectators, even at the height of a game or event. Boingo will also manage Wi-Fi advertising and sponsorship services for the venues via its Boingo Media group.
Dermot Coll, chief executive officer for the Air Force Academy Athletic, said: “The new DAS and Wi-Fi systems will enhance the game day experience for our fans and campus visitors, and will open up future opportunities for us to engage with Falcons fans directly via their favorite mobile devices.”
The combined capacity of the Wi-Fi and multi-layered DAS networks will provide full coverage for the stadium and field house, allowing spectators to share their experiences via video, photos and social networks real time.
With capacity for more than 46,000 fans, Falcon Stadium is home to both the Falcons football team and the Academy graduation each spring. The Cadet Field House, one of the premier athletic facilities in the U.S., is home to an indoor track, ice hockey arena and basketball’s Clune Arena.
Boingo Wireless said it supplies small cell networks to Chicago’s Soldier Field; University of Arizona’s Arizona Stadium; and Pinnacle Bank Arena, home of the University of Nebraska’s Huskers basketball team.