Premier League football club Wolverhampton Wanderers (Wolves), has signed a contract with outsourcing IT experts, SilverBug, for a new stadium wide wireless network, which makes it, probably, the best network available at any UK sports stadium.
The investment in this new technology is part of Wolves Chairman Steve Morgan’s commitment to redevelop and modernise the club, and provide first class facilities for its supporters, staff and visitors.
As part of the network overhaul, SilverBug is providing new back-end servers, increased storage capability and enhanced network security features for the Club. This will allow visiting journalists, and pitch side photographers, access to fast, reliable wireless technology for reporting, with no dead spots or diminishing networks caused by the drain of high user numbers, unlike most other clubs.
Wolves is due to open a new £18million Stan Cullis (North) Stand in July this year. The new North Stand will house an interactive Club Museum, which the network will also enable.
Commenting on the investment in the new feature rich network, Jez Moxey, CEO at Wolves said: “We always aim to provide our fans and visitors with the best possible experience when visiting Molineux . This state-of-the-art Wireless network from SilverBug opens-up new opportunities to improve both our match day, and non-match day, service whether that be more efficient ticketing, communications or services to visiting journalists and photographers from across the UK and overseas”.
Owen Daley, MD of SilverBug said: “It’s a very exciting time in the development of Wolves, and SilverBug is pleased to be a part of that, by providing the Club with such leading, cost effective technology.”