SEAT Global Magazine - Sports Industry Case Studies Issue 05 June/July 2017 Special Edition - Page 33

The Sacramento Kings engaged CommScope for infrastructure design assistance and validation, including future proof concepts, next-generation data center models, and efficient installation implementation. The Kings Technology Team were committed to delivering the most state-of-the-art entertainment complex, and turning to industry leaders like CommScope was paramount to their success.

From the day it opened in October of 2016, the $558 million Golden 1 Center has set new standards for connectivity. The arena utilizes leading-edge technology to provide seamless and intuitive communication for 17,600 Kings fans from the moment they arrive at the arena to the final buzzer and beyond. To further the experience, the Kings are building an adjacent hotel and mixed-use complex, programming a connected public plaza, and developing a new Downtown Commons (DoCo) entertainment and retail district with consistent, reliable internet access.

The six-square-block complex boasts an unparalleled connectivity platform, an

advanced and secure network infrastructure, and a next-generation command center.

More Speed, More Access Points,

More Bandwidth

To deliver a best-in-class experience for its fans, the Kings deployed a cabling, networking and Wi-Fi access point infrastructure that consistently delivers the highest level of internet speed and availability to every fan. Wherever they are in the complex, no matter how many people are using the internet, all fans are provided quick and reliable Web access. Golden 1 Center’s communications platform includes:

• More than 1,000 Wi-Fi access points — the highest density per fan for a sporting venue of its size

• In excess of one million square feet of Wi-Fi and cellular coverage 802.11 ac Wave 2 technology capable of delivering data at

100 gigabits per second and beyond

• 200-gigabit internet bandwidth @SEATconference