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Cisco lands IT services deal for forthcoming SoFi Stadium

The operators of the forthcoming SoFi Stadium outside of Los Angeles have struck a partnership with global technology giant Cisco for the company to become the official IT network services partner of the facility.

The stadium, set to open next summer, will include Cisco’s suite of sports and entertainment solutions, including a next-generation WiFi network, known as Wi-Fi 6, that is projected to have four times the capacity as prior WiFi standards, as well as its Cisco Vision system that will support 4K video on 2,500 screens throughout the stadium.

In addition to serving as the home facility for the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers, SoFi Stadium is slated to play host to the Super Bowl in 2022, the College Football National Championship in 2023, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 2028 Olympic Games.

“Our partnership with Cisco will set a new standard for the fan experience through cutting-edge technology that will enhance the way guests interact with live events, not only at SoFi Stadium but across all of Hollywood Park,” said Jason Gannon, managing director of SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park.

Financial terms were not disclosed. 

The stadium also carries a record-setting naming rights partnership with San Francisco-based financial technology company SoFi.