Football Stadiums Are Using Your Cellphone to Fight Your Preferred NFL Experience at Your Television and Couch

MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and the Jets, is one of many arenas spending big on wireless networks and mobile apps. They’re betting they can offer fans a truly immersive experience and get them off the couch and back in the stands.

In 1998 46 percent of fans would rather watch football at home compared to the stadium

In 2011, 71 percent would rather watch football at home — thanks to technology and instant replay at home.

No NFL football stadiums are attempting to bring that experience — and more — to the stadium

Stadium Apps feature …

Tickets on phones, which speed up lines 10 percent

Tickets on phones help stadium managers understand where the lines are longest, and then re-direct traffic

Connections to all scores and stats using the stadium’s extensive Wi-Fi

Loyalty reward programs are built into the app

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