Football fans to '¨join wifi '˜revolution'

Fans of Football League clubs '“ such as Leeds United, Bradford City and Middlesbrough '“ will soon be treated to new, official mobile applications for their teams, thanks to a Harrogate-based technology company.

Tuesday, 5th April 2016, 3:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th April 2016, 4:41 pm
IntechnologyWiFi CEO Natalie Duffield hailed the development as a revolution in the matchday experience. (S)

IntechnologyWiFi will also install state-of-the-art, high-capacity wifi networks across the league’s stadiums, meaning that fans will be able to access news, results and live social media, even in the stadium on matchdays. Currently, 3G wifi access is often patchy or non-existent on matchdays as the sheer volume of traffic overwhelms the network.

The wifi will be installed at no cost to the Football League, the clubs or fans. The club apps are being developed for iOS and Android users and will be free to download.

Natalie Duffield, chief executive of IntechnologyWiFi, said: “IntechnologyWiFi is truly breaking the mould for the delivery of stadium connectivity and mobile content to clubs, with a wifi technical solution within the stadium – installed and managed end-to end – allied to a world-class, club-branded mobile app, with content curated by experts around the clock to keep fans engaged 24/7 and drive long-term, sustainable revenues for the club.”