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Case Study: Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves new stadium on opening day

Building the stadium of the future, today

When the Atlanta Braves baseball team left their longtime home at Turner Field to build a new stadium, Braves IT needed to create a state-of-the-art, digitally enhanced stadium experience. They deployed Cisco solutions: end-to-end networking and Wi-Fi infrastructure, data center, digital signage and analytics, security, and more—along with expert assistance from Cisco Services.

Summary

Sign in front of the Battery Atlanta

Challenges

  • A network to support thousands of simultaneous Wi-Fi sessions and deliver excellent performance in an extremely dense outdoor environment
  • Siloed retail, security, and food/beverage teams needed a unified technology environment to support the entire stadium
  • Support an increased use of mobile devices for ticket and concessions purchases
Atlanta Braves fans checking their mobile phones in the stands during a game

Results

  • One network with speeds of 170 Megabits per second serves the stadium and surrounding battery, reliably supporting more than 41,000 visitors and hundreds of critical applications every day
  • Interactive digital kiosks located throughout the property allow fans to browse shops and restaurants and easily find concessions
  • Digital ticketing and payments enable faster lines and remove the need for cash-only entertainment
Greg Gatti sitting in the stands at the Atlanta Braves stadium

What they’re saying

"There was a lot at stake here; you could say I was betting my job on this project. I run a very lean IT team, so it was crucial to bring in a partner that had both the top-notch technology and the expertise to make it happen. Having a grand vision is one thing, but to actually architect and build the solution, making sure it ran and accomplished what we wanted, we needed Cisco services. And I could not have accomplished this without them."

Greg Gatti, Chief Information Officer and Vice President of IT, Atlanta Braves
Exterior of the Atlanta Braves stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Who are the Atlanta Braves?

Industry: Sports and Entertainment
Location: Atlanta, Georgia