Hollywood Park selects networking supplier Cisco

Hollywood Park has selected networking supplier Cisco as the official IT network services partner of SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park.
Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi networkCisco will manage the deployment of sports and entertainment solutions across SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park. Cisco did not reveal financial details of the engagement with
Hollywood Park, which is being developed by Los Angeles Rams Owner / Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke.

Hollywood Park will be using Cisco’s intent-based networking technology. The platform will allow SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park to streamline operations, facilitate IT and business innovation, and ensure better live event experience with new content to fans.

“By partnering with Cisco, Hollywood Park is making a clear commitment to providing its guests with an unparalleled and seamless experience across the entire footprint of the property,” Ken Martin, general manager of Sports & Entertainment, Cisco, said.

The Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi network at SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park will utilize the latest wireless standard Wi-Fi 6 and will be the largest deployment ever of the technology in a sports venue.

Cisco will ensure that more than 2,500 Wi-Fi 6 access points in SoFi Stadium will deliver faster speeds for immersive-experience applications, more bandwidth (four times greater capacity than the previous Wi-Fi standard) and higher reliability.

“We envision SoFi Stadium not just hosting world-class events like the Super Bowl and the Olympics, but also serving as a dynamic media platform,” Jason Gannon, managing director, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, said.

The 298-acre sports and entertainment destination will implement Cisco Vision, a dynamic signage solution that combines high-definition video delivery with digital signage. The first-ever entirely 4K deployment of Cisco Vision will power approximately 2,500 screens throughout SoFi Stadium’s concourses, suites, concessions, as well as across Hollywood Park.