Fans attending Game II of the Holden State of Origin Series at ANZ Stadium will experience enhanced sign technology, thanks to a partnership between the NRL and Techfront – a leader in Arena Management Technology.
As a first step, the latest in LED-technology worth $3 million will be in place around the perimeter of the field and throughout ANZ Stadium for Origin, ensuring fans attending the match won’t miss any access to the latest statistics, celebrations and social media.
Purpose-built software is just the start of the partnership between the NRL and Techfront, with plans to increase signs, infrastructure and technology benefits across grounds.
NRL chief commercial officer Andrew Abdo said the partnership with Techfront was another step towards the game delivering a world-class experience for fans attending matches.
"We have one of the most exciting sporting competitions in the world and over the next few years, fans will have access to the very latest in stadia and technology," Mr Abdo said.
"Experiences don’t get much bigger than the Holden State of Origin series and I'm sure that every fan attending will appreciate keeping up to date with every moment, no matter where they are."
Former cricketer and CEO of Techfront Neil Maxwell said he was pleased to be partnering with the NRL to improve in-stadium experiences for the game and for fans.
"In keeping with the NRL's long-term view towards enhancing technology, we want to make sure that fans and ultimately NRL clubs benefit from the opportunities that a single digital signage solution offers," Mr Maxwell said.
Techfront aims to be a single source supplier of stadium technology and infrastructure across the NRL and other sporting codes.
The company has an extensive record in fitting out state-of-the-art technology in major sporting arenas and stadia throughout Australia and across the world, with installations in more than 100 stadia globally.