New 49ers Stadium to Have App that Gives Realtime Updates on Beer and Bathroom Lines
Technology has come a long way in the last six years since Apple released the very first iPhone. Sure, there were Blackberries before that, but all those did were send emails and text messages. With the iPhone came mobile apps, and with mobile apps came a world of almost limitless possibilities. Now, thanks to the explosion of smartphones, just about everything else in your life is “smarter.” Your car can send text messages, your TV can browse the web, and your thermostat can be controlled from anywhere in the world.
It’s about time, therefore, that somebody built a “smart” football stadium. And, as it turns out, the San Francisco 49ers are all over that.
They’re currently building their brand new $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium just down the road in Santa Clara, and as you would expect from a venue located in the heart of Silicon Valley, it will be the most high tech stadium in the NFL—at least from the fan’s point of view. Not only will the stadium have WiFi that will allow fans to stream NFL RedZone right to their phones, but it will also have its very own app that will let fans view instant replays from multiple angles and, most impressively, give updates on wait times for beer and bathroom lines.
Genius, right? Well wait, there’s more. Apparently the Niners are also working on a system that will allow fans to order beer (and food, presumably) and have it delivered right to their seats.
Thus, come 2014, 49ers fans will never have to miss another snap taken by Colin Kaepernick.
Hat Tip – [NESN]