For Patriots fans, there is nothing quite like Gillette Stadium on an autumn Sunday afternoon. The weather is crisp, the leaves are changing, and Tom Brady is tossing touchdowns. What could be better? If you had asked the Kraft family back in 2011, the answer would have been Wi-Fi connectivity.
Just as the players are on the field, the Patriots organization always aims to be on the cutting edge when it comes to the game day experience for their fans. They realized that having Wi-Fi in the stadium was as critical as having electricity. Being able to access news, highlights, scores, stats and social feeds has become as much a part of NFL Sunday as the games themselves. With this in mind, the team began looking for solutions providers to get Gillette Stadium connected for the impending mobile revolution. What they found was Extreme Networks, a forward thinking company equipped to take on the tall task of providing internet access to over 68,000 fans every Sunday.
Since coming on board, Extreme has delivered on every promise they have made to the Patriots and their fans. With its network solution, every person at Gillette Stadium has access to fast, reliable Wi-Fi. Fans can tweet, share photos, check on their fantasy team and communicate on their mobile device, right from their seat.
The experience with Extreme has been so positive that sports teams from around the world have since deployed Extreme’s Wi-Fi solutions. When NFLCIO, Michelle McKenna-Doyle saw what Extreme’s solutions achieved at Gillette Stadium in 2014, the League brought them on board as the official Wi-Fi provider of the NFL. Once again, the New England Patriots have set the tone, and now fans across the country can experience the same high-quality Wi-Fi that is available at Gillette.
Extreme has done a tremendous job of enhancing the fan experience with their network. If you’d like to experience the free in-stadium Wi-Fi yourself, we’ve partnered with Extreme to give away a pair of tickets to watch the Patriots host the Bengals on Sunday, October 16th.
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