Tottenham have wrapped up another deal as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been selected as the official IT and Wireless Infrastructure Partner for the London club.
According to a report by Web Wire, the technology giant will provide a range of services in our new stadium which is set to open in 2018. The state-of-the-art venue will be our home for the future. However, concerts and NFL games will also be held at the stadium.
The 61,559-seater stadium will be the largest in London and we are set to drive innovation while incorporating various modern technologies to provide the best match day experience for the fans. This is just one reason why the report claims that the entire IT infrastructure for the stadium is being built from the ground, providing various connectivity options, while also keeping an eye out for future trends in technology.
Sanjeev Katwa, the head of technology at Spurs, was extremely pleased with the deal and stated (as quoted by Web Wire):
“Creating a technology infrastructure to support an enhanced visitor experience requires solutions that can meet the growing demands of visitors that come to our new stadium. We believe Hewlett Packard Enterprise can support us on the journey in building one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world.”
Aruba, an HP Enterprise company, is being installed at the new stadium and this features a number of solutions including support from the Pointnext services organisation. This will help the club in case any future demands come in terms of technology.
Mark Waters of HPE also added (as quoted by Web Wire):
“Tottenham Hotspur realise that being digital from the ground up is imperative to transform its fan experience. We are thrilled to support Tottenham Hotspur in this journey, using our intelligent edge solutions and Pointnext expertise to help build the foundation for a truly digital stadium. Our partnership with the Club will help enable future innovation and the ability to provide an enriched, unique environment for stadium visitors.”
This is another major step for us as we look to provide the best experience for our fans in the upcoming seasons. It also is a relationship with HPE that is hitting new heights; the organisation was our kit sponsor from 1995-99 and also for the 2013-14 season.
Fans will have to wait for another season at least before the new stadium comes into use but if things continue on the same path, we will have one of the best venues in the world.