Super Bowl LII Attendees Get More Next Gen Stats At U.S. Bank Stadium

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SMT, which offers the well-known yellow digital 1st & Ten line system, will allow followers attending Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday to expertise that and rather more.

SMT, which delivers actual-time knowledge and graphics options, labored with the NFL and Minnesota Vikings this season to ensure followers in-venue would get an expertise that’s higher than what they could see from their couches at house.

By offering a brand new model of the NFL’s Next Gen Stats actual-time knowledge feed, followers in Minneapolis can see in-recreation stats built-in into SMT’s graphics packages displayed on the stadium’s two video boards and in addition 2,000 in-concourse video shows. Next Gen Stats are enabled by way of Zebra Applied sciences, which has RFID chips within the pads worn by gamers and in addition within the recreation balls.

The info can vary from positional info (Who’s on the sector?) to recreation leaders (Who’s the quickest on the sector today? Who’s had the longest performs today?) and quarterback passing grids (How has this QB fared in these zones today?).

“As a corporation, the Minnesota Vikings continually search for revolutionary methods that present the perfect fan expertise attainable, and SMT’s in-stadium answer is the right complement to our new video boards,” Allen Wertheimer, Senior Supervisor of Manufacturing for the Vikings, stated in a press release. “For years, we’ve heard from followers that they need the identical revolutionary know-how in-stadium that they get at house. Now, with SMT’s presentation of the digital 1st and Ten system and the NFL’s Next Gen Stats on the video boards, we will supply them in-recreation stats they wouldn’t get watching from house.”

Added Ben Grafchik, SMT Enterprise Improvement Supervisor: “We’re assured that our execution will present quantifiable and distinctive knowledge factors that really spotlight the talents inherent in elite NFL athletes.”