||Durham Bulls Athletic Park Goes Wireless
The Durham Bulls Athletic Park now has something in common with neighboring Research Triangle Park….the DBAP has gone hi tech. Beginning this season, the ballpark will be a Road Runner Business Class Hot Spot, courtesy of Time Warner Cable Commercial Services.
Wireless access is the latest and greatest development in Internet technology, enhancing the fans’ experience by allowing them to get real time game stats, player information and much more by accessing durhambulls.com through their wireless devices such as laptops, cell phones, pagers and PDAs.
“Scoring the game is an important tradition for the serious baseball fan,” Durham Bulls General Manager Mike Birling said, “now, our totalcast software will do it for you…at home or right at your seat.”
The totalcast system, also new to the ballpark this season, allows fans to follow the action pitch-by-pitch with complete lineups, game averages and statistics, along with specific statistics such as where hits are landing, a written play-by-play and defensive statistics. Fans can access totalcast on the homepage of durhambulls.com.
Also reaping the benefits of the wireless internet are business persons who will be able to enjoy any of the six day games remaining while staying in touch with work and checking email. Luxury box owners can have meetings on site and stay on for the game and members of the media will be able to research their stories and send them to their editors in real-time.
“We’re proud to be partners with the Durham Bulls on this initiative. They’re a great organization. The Road Runner Business Class Hot Spot adds the capability for Bulls’ fans, media and business guests to really leverage the facility for an enhanced experience. This technology opens up a myriad of possibilities,” said Bo Coughlin, Vice President of Time Warner Cable Commercial Services.
Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom story.