Case Study: Atlanta Braves

Building the stadium of the future, today

When the Atlanta Braves baseball team left their longtime home at Turner Field to build a new stadium, Braves IT needed to create a state-of-the-art, digitally enhanced stadium experience. They deployed Cisco solutions: end-to-end networking and Wi-Fi infrastructure, data center, digital signage and analytics, security, and more—along with expert assistance from Cisco Services.

Summary

Challenges

  • A network to support thousands of simultaneous Wi-Fi sessions and deliver excellent performance in an extremely dense outdoor environment
  • Siloed retail, security, and food/beverage teams needed a unified technology environment to support the entire stadium
  • Support an increased use of mobile devices for ticket and concessions purchases

Results

  • One network with speeds of 170 Megabits per second serves the stadium and surrounding battery, reliably supporting more than 41,000 visitors and hundreds of critical applications every day
  • Interactive digital kiosks located throughout the property allow fans to browse shops and restaurants and easily find concessions
  • Digital ticketing and payments enable faster lines and remove the need for cash-only entertainment

Cisco Services

Cisco Services helped the Braves design, manage, and maintain its One Network concept. “Having a grand vision is one thing, but to bring it to life, we needed Cisco services. And I could not have accomplished this without them,” said Greg Gatti, chief information officer for the Atlanta Braves.