Manchester United Unleashes High-Speed Fan-Facing Extreme Networks Wi-Fi at Old Trafford
High-Performance Wi-Fi Solutions at Old Trafford to Enhance Fan Matchday Experiences
Earlier this year, Extreme completed the rollout of a new Wi-Fi 6 network at Old Trafford, deployed in partnership with
Manchester United’s first home match of the 2023/24 EPL season kicked off on
- Enhanced Fan Experiences at Old Trafford: The new Wi-Fi 6 network supports modern experiences for fans, including updated digital signage throughout the historical stadium and mobile ticket scanning at the stadium entrances. Fans can reliably access social media apps and stay in contact with friends and family during matches, as well as leverage the Manchester United mobile app to navigate the stadium or get match updates when they're away from their seats.
- Continuously Improved Services and Operations: ExtremeAnalytics provides Old Trafford’s operations team with real-time insights into fan activity and network performance, which they can use to continuously improve digital fan experiences throughout the stadium. This includes application usage insights, which can help identify areas and moments of increased usage to ensure better provision of services. Extreme is the only networking vendor to provide Wi-Fi insights and analytics.
- Reduced Complexity, Improved Performance with Cloud: Manchester United’s IT team is leveraging ExtremeCloud IQ to monitor and optimize network performance, giving it a view into the entire stadium network through a single dashboard. The cloud-managed network also enables the IT team to easily scale operations based on event needs and automatically adjust traffic streams based on network traffic, helping ensure seamless experiences for fans and staff connected to the network.
"We’re delighted to be supported by
“The network is at the heart of every organization, whether you’re a hospital serving patients both in clinics and at home, a manufacturer leaning into warehouse automation or a sports franchise playing in a 113-year-old stadium. With functions from EMS services to retail stores, a stadium on gameday is like a small smart city, and the network supports every digital service. Extreme has years of experience designing and delivering networks and Wi-Fi experiences at some of the world’s most historic and coveted venues. The new network at Old Trafford will enable its operations team to improve experiences for everyone who visits the stadium while streamlining match day operations.”
Did You Know?
Extreme delivers high-performance network solutions to stadiums across
Europe, including Olympiastadion Berlin and stadiums within ESSMA.
Extreme is a trusted provider of venue solutions, delivering high-performance Wi-Fi and analytics to leagues including Major
League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, the NFL, the NHL, and NASCAR.
About Manchester United
Manchester United is one of the most popular and successful sports teams in the world, playing one of the most popular spectator sports on Earth. Through our 145-year heritage we have won 67 major trophies, enabling us to develop the world’s leading sports brand and a global community of 1.1 billion fans and followers. Our large, passionate community provides Manchester United with a worldwide platform to generate significant revenue from multiple sources, including sponsorship, merchandising, product licensing, new media & mobile, broadcasting and match day.