For this one-of-a-kind facility, IBM devised a Unified Stadium Technology Platform. It is a single, integrated network that serves all the diverse technologies in the building — at a fraction of the cost of dedicated networks.
A passive optical network with almost 4,000 miles of fiber forms the backbone of the infrastructure. Nearly 2,000 fast wireless access points provide pervasive access throughout the facility. Enough for all 71,000 fans to stay connected to the outside world and tweet, stream and share their stadium experience.
The platform also handles all the audio and video throughout the stadium, feeding 2000+ monitors, 3,200 speakers and the largest LED video display in all of sports: a 360-degree, 63,000-square-foot HD Halo Board large enough to fly a helicopter through.