The University of Alabama’s Athletic Director, Bill Battle, gave an in-depth interview about technology and sports at the end of 2016. iBeacons was one of the technologies he highlighted as a new addition to Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium. They use the beacons as part of a loyalty/rewards program. A variety of actions can take place when rewards members walk near a beacon. Beacons are located throughout the stadium, including at concession stands. He highlighted beacons along with their experience app which includes in-venue seat upgrades & the ability to run out on the field.
This is a major project for beacons because the stadium is currently the 8th largest stadium in the world with a capacity of over 100,000. Beacons are currently used by many stadiums in the US and have more recently started to be used by other stadiums around the world.
Read the full interview on Sport Techie.