United teams up with Extreme Networks

Thursday 27 January 2022 12:00

Manchester United are excited to partner with Extreme Networks who will commence the task of improving and extending the Wi-Fi around our historic stadium, with a view to providing faster and reliable connectivity to fans and visitors to Old Trafford.

In its role as the club's official Wi-Fi network solutions and Wi-Fi analytics provider, Extreme Networks will begin testing later this year, ahead of the planned installation of its Extreme Wi-Fi 6 access points at Old Trafford.

Once in place, these access points will deliver faster wireless speeds and provide the highest quality connection for mobile ticketing and other digital offerings to fans.
Collette Roche, Chief Operating Officer for Manchester United, said: “Our collaboration with Extreme Networks is an important step in our drive to enhance and modernise the in-stadium fan experience at Old Trafford, opening up exciting opportunities for the club to deliver next-generation digital services to fans on matchdays and to visitors throughout the year.”
John Morrison, Senior Vice President of Sales for Extreme Networks, commented: “Speed, precision and performance are as equally important off the pitch and Manchester United is investing to make the stadium experience just as impressive as the match itself.

"We’re thrilled to partner with one of the world’s most celebrated sports clubs to provide the technical DNA that will forever change the way fans experience Old Trafford. We believe the combination of Extreme’s Wi-Fi 6 and analytics will provide the insights and scale the IT team needs to ensure success and that fans won’t miss a beat.”

Old Trafford will become the latest iconic sports venue to benefit from Extreme's solutions for improved fan experiences and operational efficiency. The cloud-driven networking company already services the Los Angeles Coliseum and Olympiastadion in Berlin and its other existing clients include the major baseball (MLB), hockey (NHL) and American football leagues (NFL) in the United States.