Football season is back! And that means fans from all over will trek to NFL stadiums to watch their favorite team battle it out on the gridiron.
However, increases in ticket prices over the years as well as the rise of HD TV and fantasy football have made stadiums have to compete for fans. And they’re doing so through stadium innovations meant to enhance the game-day experience for spectators.
Tristar Products review some of the craziest stadium innovations across the NFL.
360-Degree HD Video Halo Board – Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta Falcons)
The Falcons have yet to play a game in their newly minted stadium, but Mercedes-Benz Stadium is taking the fan experience to a whole new level once it opens for the 2017 season. The crown jewel for this house of innovation is the largest video board in professional sports. Atlanta’s 58-foot tall, 63,000 square-foot 360-degree HD Video Halo Board wraps around the entire interior of the stadium and ensures that fans won’t miss a second of the action.
Toilet Line App – Levi’s Stadium (San Francisco 49ers)
No fan wants to miss any of the game, especially when they’re paying top dollar for tickets. Many stadiums have solves the problem of having to leave your seat to get concessions by having apps that allow you to order food or drinks that will be brought right to you. But going to the bathroom is a trip that is unavoidable and unpredictable in terms of the amount of time it will take. But the 49ers have now changed that with their toilet line app that not only tells fans where the closest men’s or women’s room is at, but also which ones have the shortest lines.
Cabana Pool Deck – Everbank Field (Jacksonville Jaguars)
We all know Florida is known for its hot, humid weather. Imagine playing football in that weather. Sitting through a game as a fan in the Florida can be bad enough, but spectators with the right ticket don’t have to worry about that problem in Jacksonville. Renting out the Cabana Pool Deck at Everbank Field cost $12,500, so it might be something you want to get as many people as possible to chip in on.