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 gigabit passive optical network with over 4,800 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 2500+ television displays, 4,200 speakers, over 15,600 Ethernet ports and physical security monitoring and access control components.