The Banc of California Stadium, home to MLS team Los Angeles FC, is one of the league’s newest venues and is also one of the most technologically advanced when it opened in 2018. Now, it is enhancing its high-tech offering by outfitting the stadium with wireless and wired smartphone chargers.
LAFC announced a partnership with technology company Belkin that will see a number of charging stations located on the stadium’s main concourse, as well as premium suites to help fans stay connected to the smart stadium environment.
Fans will be able to find three charging tables offering 12 different charging options situated in the concourse to charge devices either wirelessly or wired with Belkin cables. Another 34 wired charging stations are available in the stadium’s luxury suites.
The 22,000-seat stadium is one of the most high-tech venues for professional sports, featuring high-speed wireless networking, Clear entry technology and paper-free transactions through the LAFC app and Apple Pay. Everything from ticketing to ordering food to paying for souvenirs at the team store, is completed through the official LAFC mobile app.
Fans on game day use their smartphones for everything from ticketing to ordering food, purchasing souvenirs and sharing their experience on social media. Belkin wireless and wired chargers, in luxury suites and the Stadium’s concourse, are available to ensure the fans can keep their phones charged.
“From the beginning, our goal has been to continually push the envelope by implementing technologies to enhance the overall customer experience at Banc of California Stadium,” said Christian Lau, vice president, information technology, LAFC.