Lambeau Offering Free Wi-Fi Throughout Stadium All Season
The Green Bay Packers announced Thursday that the team has partnered with Extreme Networks to provide enhanced Wi-Fi service in Lambeau Field on gamedays and every day.
With fans in mind, Extreme’s high-density wireless infrastructure is designed to accommodate a high number of users and the increased demand to access mobile sites and apps, including the official Green Bay Packers mobile app, NFL mobile app and fantasy sports apps.
“Enhancing the Wi-Fi capability at Lambeau Field has been a priority for us for a number of years,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “We take great pride in the gameday experience at Lambeau Field, and know that fans want to be able to use their mobile phones while at the game. This year, we decided to make a major commitment to Wi-Fi service, and partnered with Extreme Networks. Our fans should see a big difference this year in terms of connectivity.”
Verizon Wireless, the Packers’ official wireless partner, supported the effort as well. Verizon users will be able to use Verizon’s own Wi-Fi network in the stadium. This enhancement complements the existing cellular coverage that Verizon has provided in Lambeau Field.
Additionally, the Packers, Verizon and Extreme Networks have partnered with Green Bay Public Schools to provide a “Wi-Fi Coach” program, giving high school students the opportunity to provide fans with a resource if they need assistance connecting or have any general wireless questions. Teams of Wi-Fi coaches will be available to help on gameday in the stadium concourses and outside of suites.
Extreme Network’s Wi-Fi system was installed during the offseason and has been undergoing tests and adjustments through stadium events this summer (attendees used it at the Kenny Chesney Concert, Hall of Fame induction banquet and the Annual Meeting of Shareholders), with further adjustments continuing through the season. The system is fully active and is available to all guests at Lambeau Field.
The system consists of approximately 1,000 wireless access points, with 300 miles of copper cabling and 50 miles of fiber optic cabling. Along with current cellular service upgrades, the Wi-Fi enhancements will provide fans with greater capacity and coverage.