20 May 2022
Extreme Networks is partnering with Premier League club Liverpool to upgrade the networking capabilities at its Anfield stadium.
Under the terms of the deal, Extreme will install Wi-Fi access points and analytics software at the historic ground, which is currently being renovated to increase capacity to 61,000 by the start of the 2023/2024 campaign.
The modernisation project is therefore the ideal time to install a new network that will provide more advanced connectivity for both fans and for the club.
Access points support the latest version of wireless internet, Wi-Fi 6E, which will mean more reliable and faster connections for spectators. This technology will narrow the gap between the home and stadium experience and allow Liverpool to roll out new applications such as virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) experiences.
“We’re delighted to be teaming up with Extreme to deliver outstanding in-stadium connectivity and analytics,” said Drew Crisp, Liverpool’s senior vice president of digital. “This deal will provide supporters with the latest generation of wireless connectivity and enable them to take full advantage of our best-in-class digital offerings while visiting Anfield.
“Our home stadium is renowned for its storied history and Extreme will enable us to improve the digital fan experience on the ground, while also providing the critical insights we need to keep innovating and improving digital journeys for our fans.”
Earlier this year, Extreme partnered with Liverpool's rival, Manchester United.