How cable infrastructure made Super Bowl LIII possible

American Football Ball on GrassOne of the biggest events in the sports world every year is the Super Bowl. In 2019, Super Bowl LIII (53) was played at one of the newest stadiums in the United States––Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. It was notable not only for another New England Patriots championship––beating the Los Angeles Rams in front of over 70,000 people––but also, because of the venue.

At Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the retractable roof is a pinwheel the features eight triangular panels and a video board that wraps around the entire inside of the stadium. This feat of modern engineering is as amazing in person as it is on TV. It’s digital technology on a scale that seldom has been thought of, let alone seen. And it’s made possible, in part, thanks to the high-quality cable infrastructure set up throughout the building.

Without the correct cable infrastructure in place, a stadium doesn’t have the connective ability to showcase highlights and replays, let alone have the network bandwidth for people to take selfies and post them to Instagram or shoot that live Facebook video of them celebrating after the game. Obviously, this type of work doesn’t happen overnight. For Mercedes-Benz Stadium to achieve these and other technological feats, an investment of more than $1.5 billion dollars was needed.

High-quality cable infrastructure is part of the equation, but there are many other components that help make the rest of the stadium technologically seamless. For example, 4,000 miles of cables were laid throughout the stadium making sure that data could be transferred to and from access points. This cable infrastructure helps power the audio system, LED video displays, electronic concessions signs, and more.

To the average NFL fan, everything worked perfectly and without a hitch. But the men and women responsible for running everything it took years of hard work and preparation to get to that point.

Here at Americom, our work focuses on utility construction and cabling services for businesses — and while it may not seem as exciting as the Super Bowl, it’s just as important. Because if you do not have the correct cable infrastructure in place, you will have issues with your technology. That is why our ability to build out structured cabling will help with your business needs.

When the veins and arteries of your establishment, be it a hospital, football stadium, or office building, are installed by a team of professionals (like us) everything works seamlessly. Get in touch with us today and find out how we can make sure your office runs just as smoothly as Super Bowl 53.

2020-03-21T15:00:50-06:00 February 12th, 2020|Tips & Tricks|