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Amway Center transforms to host three events in 24-hours

Showcasing its ability to host multiple events back-to-back, the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, has released a time-lapse video of how its operations flip the venue to stage basketball, ice hockey and a concert in under two days.

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Watch construction of the Super Bowl halftime show

Though singer Justin Timberlake’s performance divided opinion, it’s hard to dispute the impressiveness of the setup for Super Bowl LII’s halftime show last weekend (Feb 4). Watch crews at US Bank Stadium rig up the massive stage area in a matter of minutes in this video from The Post Game.

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With e-sports now recognized as a sport by the IOC - and with participants calling for it to be added to the roster of Olympic competitions for future games - should future Olympic venue bids include facilities for competitive gaming?


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Miami Heat fans finally welcome full-stadium wi-fi

The AmericanAirlines Arena, home to the NBA’s Miami Heat, will finally be offering fans access to full-stadium wi-fi after a long wait.

One of the National Basketball Association league’s last venues without a wi-fi offering, it has now almost completed the installation of over 350 access points around the arena as basketball fans and concert goers rallied for the technology in order to help them share experiences at events using social media.

Prior to this, the Heat relied on cellular DAS to provide wireless connectivity, however it became increasingly unviable for fans and the building itself to operate using the limited bandwidth.

The new system, with hardware from HP-owned Aruba and installed by MSB, is said to be “the best wi-fi out there”. It will see the majority of access points located on the arena’s catwalks rather than under seats as construction time would have take much longer.

Not only will fans benefit from a noticeably faster wireless offering enabling them to Tweet, ‘Insta’, and find shorter concession queues through its WaitTime app, but the increased bandwidth will also support the stadium’s decision to roll out a digital-only ticketing system.

January 17, 2018

Written by James Billington


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