Friday, December 13, 2013
Anyone who knows me or follows me on Twitter, knows that I am a big fan of the San Francisco 49ers. Anyone who follows the NFL, knows that the 49ers are in the midst of building a new, state-of-the-art, $1.3 billion stadium called Levi’s Stadium, dubbed The Field of Jeans. Take that Kevin Costner.
(Editor’s note: I’m also a huge supporter of Liverpool F.C., the Colorado Avalanche and New York Yankees.)
Being that the stadium is being built in Silicon Valley, naturally it should be the most tech-savvy stadium in America. I recently stumbled upon this video from Bloomberg’s Emily Chang. Take a look.
The fact that such a huge stadium is LEED certified is an achievement in its own right. Most homes nowadays aren’t LEED certified let alone a stadium.
According to another Bloomberg article, the new Levi’s Stadium will attempt to rival the “couch experience” in terms of luxuries. In addition to blanketing the new stadium with Wi-Fi coverage (unfortunately not installed by Wizard), a new 49ers app will allow game-goers to view the wait time at the restrooms around the stadium to see which ones have the shortest lines. No more waiting in line and praying that guy in front of you didn’t have as much to drink as you did [insert another funnier bathroom joke here].
Additionally, the app will allow fans to order and pay for their food via their smartphones, and have it delivered by staff. No more waiting for the pretzel guy to make his rounds to your section. Just order, pay and wait. No fighting lines, no fumbling with cash or cards, no spilling beverages on the way back to your seat.
How awesome is that!