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Yamaha app transmits fans’ cheers to empty stadiums

Fans of Yokohama F.Marinos cheer prior to during the AFC Champions League Group H match between Yokohama F.Marinos and Sydney FC at Nissan Stadium on February 19, 2020 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

Japanese technology firm Yamaha has developed a smartphone application that lets fans cheer remotely from home for their teams playing in empty arenas.

The Remote Cheerer application lets fans watching matches send recorded messages in real time to arenas, where they are transmitted by loudspeakers.

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