Category: Stadium Technology

  • Why calculating home run distances is like measuring sea level

    When a home run lands in the outfield stands– or perhaps hits a pole or façade– the ball stops moving at a point elevated from the field level, sometime by as much as 200 feet. To figure out how far a ball would have traveled if unimpeded— and therefore get the “true distance” of a […]

  • NFL ProBowl to be Testing Ground for New “Sideline Technology”

    Earlier today, Troy Vincent, the Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the National Football League, tweeted a good deal of information about new video and wireless networking technologies that the NFL will test at the ProBowl. I don’t know if this is the first time that the NFL has used Twitter to deliver a […]

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Use Small Displays Mounted on Microphones

    Last night the National Hockey League paid its respects to the people of Ottawa, which experienced a devstating terrorist attack on Canada’s National War Memorial and its Parliament Building by playing the Canadian National Anthem at all games, which is not normally the protocol. During the playing of O Canada at the Pittsburgh Penguins – […]