Jun 22 2018

University of Maryland Brings the Fan Experience to Life with New Tech

The University of Maryland upped its game in fan experience with a significant expansion of access points that bring Wi-Fi to fans, visitors, staff and members of the media throughout the Xfinity Center. The IT upgrade also included the addition of video walls, digital menu boards and digital screens that make it possible for fans and visitors to watch games and events even when they leave their seats. Augustus Sam, IT director of Maryland athletics, explains how Maryland fans can take advantage of the improvements and stay connected to the action. 


    Augustus Sam, IT Director, University of Maryland Athletics

    Josh Clayton, Assistant Director of Video Operations, University of Maryland Athletics

    Nick Lofaro, Associate Athletic Director, University of Maryland Athletics


Video Highlights

  • The University of Maryland Athletics Department uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver an immersive experience to fans.
  • The IT team deployed Wi-Fi access points with the goal of full arena coverage, keeping fans connected and making it possible for staff to leverage social media and data programs.
  • Integrating digital signage everywhere, from the front door to the concession stands, ensures that fans maximize their game day experience from the first jump to the final buzzer.