Technology rocks at Blackpool FC
Blackpool FC might play in the third tier of English football but they’re in the Premier League when it comes to stadium technology.
The League One side have linked up with Eleven Sports Media, who have revamped all the club’s television provision in its Bloomfield Road ground and installed ‘Stat TV’, which involves visuals of all the squad and live up-to-the-minute statistics displayed in concourses and hospitality areas.
Fans will also be able to enjoy Stadium TV, which is a bespoke club communication channel featuring the latest club news and information, social media streams, commercial promotions and related matchday content.
These stats will also appear across the club’s official social media pages, with Eleven’s StatTracker content providing matchday analysis and statistics across Facebook and Twitter. The cutting edge StatTracker content has never before been delivered at League One level.
Eleven, which is based on Blackpool’s Whitehills Business Park, have been providing services to UK stadiums and clubs since 2009, including West Ham’s London Stadium and Newcastle’s St James’ Park.
The company work with more than 50 professional sports clubs and venues across the UK, with their award-winning platforms featuring in the Premier League, EFL Championship, the Rugby Union Premiership, Super League and the Jockey Club’s racecourses.
In addition to putting the Eleven Sports Media brand name on the back of the famous Blackpool FC shirts, Eleven have also make a significant investment by installing the technology in Bloomfield Road.
Blackpool FC’s managing director Ben Hatton said: “Eleven Sports Media will be making a significant investment to bring their award-winning, Premier League technology to the stadium, and we are delighted to welcome them to our ever-growing family of partners. This is a really exciting time for both the club and Eleven Sports Media, and we look forward to proudly wearing the Eleven brand on the back of our shirts.”
Speaking about the partnership, Eleven Sports Media’s CEO Matt Cairns said: “Although the Eleven brand is widely recognised throughout the UK sports industry we’re perhaps less well known locally, so as we approach our 10th anniversary I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this than to feature on the famous Tangerine shirt. Our business has been built on creating ‘a better matchday’ for UK sports audiences and there will be a particular sense of satisfaction in achieving this for our hometown club.”
The football club has recently been bought by Simon Sadler, ending the Oyston family’s long association with the club.