Avaya Stadium Takes Home Major Industry Award for Fan Engagement

When we announced that the San Jose Earthquakes’ home turf would be Avaya Stadium, we set a goal: to create the ultimate, state-of-the-art fan engagement experience.

So we were thrilled when Avaya Stadium was named Product Innovation Award Winner at TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2015 in Barcelona last week. TheStadiumBusiness Awards is the largest awards ceremony for the stadium industry worldwide.

Avaya Stadium received the honor for being the first cloud-enabled stadium in Major League Soccer. Our cloud-based model provides faster, more immersive fan engagement experiences, with reduced need for in-house IT personnel. All software applications in the stadium run over a network that we built using Avaya Fabric Connect — the same future-proof architecture that we used to build the bulletproof network at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

In addition to taking home the Product Innovation Award, Avaya Stadium was one of six stadiums to make the Venue of the Year shortlist. It stood alongside other world-renowned stadiums, including the 49ers’ Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, the Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia, Wembley Stadium in England, Maracanã Stadium in Brazil and FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou in Spain.

Still we’ve only just begun!

We’re steadfast in our goal to own fan engagement from wake to sleep. Just sneak a peek at the Fan Engagement Walls recently installed at Avaya Stadium. Using our cloud-based technology, fans can see what’s new, relevant and trending in the league with live social feed updates.

We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Earthquakes to push the envelope in sports technology and make Avaya Stadium the place where sports and technology meet.