We’re Officially Announcing Avaya Stadium

We’ve got some pretty big news today: The brand-new San Jose Earthquakes stadium will officially be known as Avaya Stadium.

The 18,000-seat, state-of-the-art sports complex will open in March 2015, with Avaya hardware and software baked in across the board. Engagement inside the stadium will be powered by a super-fast, cloud-based networking backbone from Avaya. Elsewhere, Earthquakes fans, stadium staff, players, coaches and journalists will interact with Avaya’s voice, data, video and contact center solutions.

Notably, Avaya Stadium is expected to be Major League Soccer’s first cloud-enabled sports venue.

Avaya Stadium, home of the San Jose Earthquakes

The San Jose Earthquakes are committed to offering fans an immersive and engaging, technology-enabled experience. We’ll support that initiative by installing a team of engineers from Avaya Labs at the stadium who will focus on studying and creating those experiences. Initially, that’ll include a mobile application that will feature interactive fan experiences and in-seat ordering.

Mobile is increasingly becoming a major factor in the sports experience. The average fan carries at least one Internet-enabled mobile device with them to sports games, and wants to connect to a network that won’t crash on them during key plays. A reliable communications infrastructure is critical on the field and behind the scenes.

This announcement represents more than a simple sponsorship for Avaya. It’s a partnership between two Silicon Valley-based organizations who share a common vision.

We’re interested in showcasing our full product portfolio in a state-of-the-art sports venue, home to more than 18,000 people each game day. The San Jose Earthquakes had their pick of technology sponsors, but chose to partner with Avaya based on our track record of high-quality, enterprise-scale products.

It’s really a natural fit. Avaya and the San Jose Earthquakes both want to create delightful, technology-focused fan experiences. We’re both excited by the opportunity to showcase Avaya Stadium as the home of the convergence of sports and technology.

Avaya’s hardware, software and services scale from small- and midsize businesses, all the way up to major corporate installations. Avaya took the global stage earlier this year when it installed and operated the networking backbone for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Additionally, the company has sponsored the Centre Bell, home to the Montreal Canadiens, Rogers Arena, home to the Vancouver Canucks and the Pepsi Center, home to the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Avalanche and the Colorado Mammoth.

For additional information about Avaya’s sponsorship activities, please visit www.avayasponsorships.com.

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