Levi’s Stadium, AT&T Stadium see lots of Wi-Fi for Seahawks visits

Seahawks vs. Cowboys at AT&T Stadium, Nov. 1. Photo: Dallas Cowboys

Seahawks vs. Cowboys at AT&T Stadium, Nov. 1. Photo: Dallas Cowboys

So far this NFL season we’ve seen something that we call the Patriots effect, where games featuring the defending Super Bowl champs as visitors produce big numbers on the stadium Wi-Fi networks. There appears to be a similar trend following the Seattle Seahawks around, especially when they’re playing NFC rivals like the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys, as both those teams’ stadiums saw big Wi-Fi days during recent Seahawks visits.

The Niners were first to get a Seahawks effect, carding 2.2 terabytes of Wi-Fi network usage during Seattle’s 20-3 victory over San Francisco at Levi’s Stadium on Oct. 22. According to figures provided by Roger Hacker, senior manager of corporate communications for the Niners, out of the 70,799 in attendance for the Thursday-night game there 16,299 unique users on the Wi-Fi network at Levi’s Stadium, with a maximum concurrent user number of 10,306.

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Last Sunday at AT&T Stadium, the Seahawks escaped with a narrow 13-12 win in front of 91,486 fans. According to figures provided by Dallas Cowboys chief information officer John Winborn, there were 36,388 unique users on the Wi-Fi network, with a peak of 24,667 concurrent users. The total tonnage used Sunday at AT&T Stadium was 4.12 TB, perhaps proving once again that 4+ TB is becoming the “new normal” for high-fidelity networks in the largest stadiums.

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