The Sacramento Kings Are Building the NBA’s Techiest Arena

Posted January 7th 2016


At the Golden 1 Center, as the new arena will be called, the technology focus is on connectivity, a serious issue in many stadiums and arenas, especially considering the dense crowds that gather during events. The new Kings arena will have 1,000 Wi-Fi access points for around 17,500 seats, just 20 percent fewer access points than the 49ers have for their near-70,000-seat stadium. Or, as the Kings explained, the network can handle over 500,000 Snapchat posts per second. Additionally, people will be able to order food from their seats through the team’s official app, and there will be beacons located throughout the stadium to ping peoples’ phones with info like where to find the shortest restroom line.

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