Is there anything better than seeing a sporting event live and in person? The New Meadowlands Stadium, home to the New York Jets and Giants, thinks so. It will now offer fans free smartphone applications (which will only work inside the stadium) so users can view updated statistics and video replays, find out which concession stands have the shortest lines, and watch live feeds from other games when the one at hand isn’t exciting enough.
These apps will eventually allow football followers to look up statistics on the speed of players and the ball, and even partake in fantasy games with other fans, reports the New York Times.
Those without smartphones can still enjoy the stadium’s $100-million investment in new technology: 2,200 televisions with 48,000 sq. feet of screens have been installed in and around the building. All this in the hopes that sports aficionados will buy into the fact that real life (with an app) really is more exciting than a sofa and high-definition TV set.
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