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Smarter stadiums solution

The challenge

Fans demand a safe, comfortable venue

From providing fine dining and premium entertainment, to managing security, facilities, concessions, and traffic flow for thousands of people, a stadium functions much like a city. To keep fans happy, stadiums must access an ever-increasing amount of information, facilitate real-time communication and collaborate with external agencies to address problems before they occur. A smarter approach to stadium management can help staff make better decisions, coordinate resources, and anticipate problems and resolve them proactively.


The solution

Stadium-wide coordination for the win

The smarter stadiums solution from IBM takes advantage of the IBM® Intelligent Operations Center to help stadiums achieve a higher level of effective, efficient operations and service delivery. This solution offers integrated capabilities that help expedite quick decision making and enhance the fan experience. Intelligent Operations Center coordinates the entire range of stadium operations including:

Once in place, the Intelligent Operations Center delivers tools to correlate and analyze information to identify potential problems, and collaborate and coordinate across all departments to mitigate problems rapidly—or avoid them altogether. IBM clients have access to enterprise-class software, hardware and industry-relevant applications. With the Intelligent Operations Center approach, stadiums can achieve a fast return on their investment, reduce risk and gain the flexibility to extend solutions to address future needs.


The benefits

An unforgettable fan experience

The Intelligent Operations Center provides stadium staffs with valuable, behind-the-scenes insight into operations through centralized intelligence, delivering a host of benefits:


The specifics

Deployment choices give you a home stadium advantage

The smarter stadiums solution (PDF,752KB) can be implemented on-premise or as a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) model to accommodate stadiums of virtually all sizes. It’s your choice.

An on-premise deployment features an industry-standard platform configured to run on IBM System x® workload-optimized systems and ready for rapid installation. The solution is complemented by around the clock support and services with a tiered pricing so you pay for only what you use.

For stadiums without the resources or skills for deploying and maintaining this solution, it’s also available on the cloud, so you can start small and grow as needed for maximum business flexibility. IBM manages the solution including backup, disaster recovery and availability, helping stadiums avoid unnecessary costs while still enjoying the benefits.