A world premiere in professional football: Only a few weeks after the initial announcement, live access to the latest 5G mobile communications technology has been provided for the first time during a regular football match. The DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga and Vodafone activated the 5G infrastructure in the VOLKSWAGEN ARENA as part of a live demonstration for the Bundesliga home match of VfL Wolfsburg versus TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. In the future, considerably more mobile communications capacity will be made available to football fans in the stadium.
The new Official Bundesliga App provides a digital match day experience worthy of the league’s action-packed play and electric atmosphere.
The DFL has launched its Electronic Program Guide feature, providing football fans with easy access to broadcasting information with a single click via the Bundesliga App or website.
The capture of in-game video scouting footage has been helping DFL clubs for six years. Now Sportec Solutions have upgraded to broadcast-quality streams for greater media use too.
Fans of Hertha Berlin can now buy tickets via the app and its use of artificial intelligence without the need for any human interaction.
TSG Hoffenheim’s PreZero Arena hosts the world’s first MIT Sports Entrepreneurship Bootcamp: delegates and experts work together for over a week, coming up with ideas for a sports technology start-up.