A year before planned opening we know which company will connect Tottenham fans to the internet on matchdays. Detailed functions should be known in upcoming months.
Tottenham have announced a partnership deal with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to ensure their new stadium is one of the world's leading venues in terms of technology. The official name for HPE's role is 'IT Networking and Wireless Infrastructure Partner'.
Spurs will use solutions provided by Aruba, HPE's brand recognised for intelligent mobility and large scale projects. That said, a packed 61,559-seat stadium still poses a major challenge for any provider.
While Tottenham are yet to reveal exactly what fans can expect from Aruba, we shouldn't be far off with foreseeing in-seat food delivery for at least some fans, apps enhancing their matchday experience and other features already tested in venues worldwide.
Marc Waters, MD, U.K. and Ireland, HPE said: “Tottenham Hotspur realise that being digital from the ground up is imperative to transform its fan experience. We are thrilled to support Tottenham Hotspur in this journey, using our intelligent edge solutions and Pointnext expertise to help build the foundation for a truly digital stadium. Our partnership with the Club will help enable future innovation and the ability to provide an enriched, unique environment for stadium visitors.”