State of the Stadium Survey: Come Give Us Your Stats

As part of our partnership with the SEAT Consortium and its SEAT 2013 conference, Mobile Sports Report is currently conducting a “State of the Stadium” survey to get a snapshot of technology deployment at large sporting and entertainment facilities, worldwide. If you or your team is responsible for stadium or arena technology deployments, give us a holler and we will direct you to our online survey site. It’s quick and anonymous — no team names will be attached to results.

All attendees of the SEAT 2013 conference in Kansas City, Aug. 4-7, will receive a copy of the report, as will anyone who participates in the survey. What we are measuring? Deployments, usage and plans to do so in several technology categories, including wireless networks, DAS deployments, digital signage, sports marketing and CRM. Any stadium owner/operator is welcome to participate, along with large-crowd venues like theaters, music festivals, auto race tracks, and anywhere else where large crowds are gathering for entertainment purposes.

If this sounds like you and you want to help out, you can either drop me an email to kaps at, or say you want to be contacted in a comment on this post. The more the merrier, so come give us your stats! Should be interesting to see what we find out.

P.S. — if you are a stadium technology vendor we also have a few limited sponsor spots available for the report. Contact me the same way if interested.

MSR, SEAT Conference Announce Strategic Partnership

SEAT_290Astute MSR readers may have noticed the new display ad on the top right hand side of the site, which promotes the upcoming SEAT 2013 conference. Now the rest of the story: Mobile Sports Report and SEAT are teaming up, with a strategic partnership to produce a special report as well as exclusive content centered around the sports technology executive audience.

We’ve long been fans of SEAT’s focus on providing a place for peers in the sports technology market to get together to discuss best practices, new technologies, and smart strategies for improving the fan experience while improving the bottom line. When the opportunity presented itself to join forces we jumped at the chance, and can’t wait to bring the stories of the SEAT attendees to the MSR audience.

If you’re not familiar with SEAT, it is the premier conference for the sports and arena technology executive, taking place this year in Kansas City, Aug. 4-7. SEAT, which stands for Sports and Entertainment Alliance in Technology, regularly attracts the top tech execs from all the U.S. major sports leagues, as well as representatives from entertainment venues and other large-crowd sports whose audiences and business operations present unique technology challenges.

We’ve covered some of those topics here in our focus on stadium Wi-Fi and DAS networks, but we’ll be expanding that charter as part of our partnership with SEAT. Look for exclusive interviews here on MSR with SEAT speakers and thought leaders, and if you choose to attend SEAT (and you should, if this is your field) then you will receive our upcoming special in-depth survey report on stadium technology deployment.

Want more info? Drop me a line here at kaps at Better yet, sign up for the SEAT Conference and let’s talk there. See you in Kansas City!