New report: Coors Field gets Wi-Fi 6 upgrade ahead of All-Star Game

Stadium Tech Report is pleased to announce our Summer 2021 issue, which includes an in-depth profile of the new Wi-Fi 6 network upgrade at the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field, which will host the Major League Baseball All-Star Game this July. Planned ahead of the pandemic, the Coors Field network upgrade includes new equipment from Cisco and some innovative design and deployment tactics from integrator AmpThink, the Colorado Rockies and MLB. With a full house expected for the July 12-13 events, Coors Field is ready to go from a Wi-Fi connectivity standpoint, including coverage at the new McGregor Square area adjacent to the ballpark.

We also have a profile of a new esports facility deployment at the University of Arizona, done by a new firm called 1337 Facilities, which is led by stadium technology veteran Bob Jordan. One more story looks into the possibilities presented by smart poles, which can bring connectivity and other technology features to parking lots. Take a read and tell us what you think!

If you are reading on a desktop or tablet, you can view all the stories in our web magazine format.

We’d like to take a quick moment to thank our sponsors, which for this issue include Corning, Boingo, MatSing, Cox Business/Hospitality Network, American Tower, CommScope, AmpThink and Belden. Their generous sponsorship makes it possible for us to offer this content free of charge to our readers. We’d also like to welcome readers from the Inside Towers community, who may have found their way here via our ongoing partnership with the excellent publication Inside Towers.

Heroes of Newerth maker S2 announces eSports tournament

For gamers looking for additional challenges, and possibly prize money, S2 has some good news for you as the games developer has announced a tournament for its Heroes of Newerth online multiplayer game.

The HoN Tour is designed for players with different skill levels so that beginners to the game or even ones that are new to Multiplayer Online Battle Arena play are not left out of the opportunity to win cash prizes.

The tournament will have a series of events starting this month and ending in April 2013 for a full season of competition and will include 112 teams broken up into four divisions with registration for the tour now open and players can sign up individually, or in teams of five or more. For more information, including complete rules, regulations, and country eligibility visit

It should be well worth signing up as the tour will have a grand total of $333,000 cash prize pool. It starts out with a qualifier that will seed players and teams into one of the four divisions which are called Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Diamond. After that has been accomplished there will be what S2 calls Event Cycles, one occurring every two weeks, with some exceptions.

As teams and players participate in the Event Cycles they will move up or back, as their play determines, at the end of each cycle. Once an Event Cycle is over, 112 teams across the four Divisions will win their share of a $32,950 cash prize pool. The tour finale will feature the top four teams who will compete head-to-head in a live Grand Finals playoff event featuring another $60,000 in prizing.