1. Levi’s Stadium - San Francisco 49ers
Currently, Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium holds the distinction of being the world’s most tech-friendly stadium. The stadium has partnered with SAP, Yahoo!, Sony, and Intel to provide free high-speed Wi-Fi and has the best mobile app of any stadium out there. The app can tell you where to park, which bathroom line is the shortest, and allows fans to watch replays and live games.
2. AT&T Park - San Francisco Giants
Not surprising San Francisco’s AT&T Park is among the top of the list of best tech stadiums. The stadium was the first to embrace the idea of updating stadium technology and offers an app that allows you to buy tickets and upgrade your seats. There is also a social media hub located behind the scoreboard.
3. Gillette Stadium - New England Patriots
Gillette Stadium was the first stadium to offer free WiFi to fans and offers an app that gives fans various views of the stadium as well as access to the NFL Red Zone Channel. Additionally, fans can order food through the app as well.
4. AT&T Stadium - Dallas Cowboys
Jerry’s World recently doubled its cellular and WiFi capacity, which can easily handle crowds up to 100,000 people. The stadium also features an 180 ft long video board in the east end zone that rotates 360 degrees and smart interactive touch screen columns.
5. Hard Rock Stadium - Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins partnered with IBM to improve the fan experience, and the IBM Intelligent Operations Center alerts stadium employees of food and beverage shortages, parking changes, and weather updates.
6. McLane Stadium - Baylor
McLane Stadium is arguably the most technologically advanced stadium in college football. It offers fans free WiFi through its partnership with Extreme Networks and AT&T and has a stadium app that allows fans to access live video.
7. University of Phoenix Stadium - Arizona Cardinals
University of Phoenix Stadium is home to the only retractable field in the NFL and offers free WiFi to fans on game days. It also provides new LED video boards at each end of the stadium.
8. Stanford Stadium - Stanford
Another high tech stadium in the college ranks is Stanford Stadium. Stanford Stadium was the first college football stadium to offer free WiFi, and fans can enter the stadium through tickets they download on their phones.
9. Metlife Stadium - New York Giants and Jets
The home of the Giants and Jets features four HD display boards and 2,100 HD monitors throughout the stadium. Metlife Stadium is also home to some of the fastest concession stand registers and has a stadium app.
10. Nissan Stadium - Tennessee Titans
Nissan Stadium offers free WiFi and a stadium app that allows fans to watch live video from around the stadium and the NFL Red Zone Channel.
11. SunTrust Park - Atlanta Braves
The Atlanta Braves new stadium is set to be the most technologically advanced stadium in baseball and features a new multi-site enterprise network that connects the big league club with its minor league affiliates. The network at SunTrust Park is also set to be one of the largest fan WiFi networks with over 700 access points.
12. U.S. Bank Stadium - Minnesota Vikings
Minneapolis’s U.S. Bank Stadium is the first domed stadium in the NFL to feature a translucent roof allowing for fans to feel like they’re watching a game outside in the comfort of a dome. The stadium is also home to the Vikings Voyage interactive experience, which allows fans to compete against current and former Vikings players in a variety of challenges.
13. Marlins Park - Miami Marlins
Marlins Park opened in 2012 and features a 101 ft by 51 ft Daktronics LED video board, and two 40 ft by 25 ft LED video boards. The stadium also offers over 700 LCD TVs throughout the concourse and 217 WiFi access points.
14. Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis Colts
Lucas Oil Stadium is home to one of the most impressive retractable roofs in all of sports. The roof can open from sideline to sideline in under 10 minutes and is an incredible 176,400 sq ft.
15. Yankee Stadium - New York Yankees
Yankee Stadium offers the ability view every angle of the game through its freeD high-bandwidth video technology creating a true 3D experience. The stadium also allows fans to order food from their seats as well.