South Africa’s only Tier One cricket stadium now the first smart stadium on the continent
9 March 2023, JOHANNESBURG – As the world becomes increasingly digital, the sports industry is also evolving to offer more immersive and interactive experiences for fans. With this in mind, Macrcocomm have invested in #ThePrideOfJozi eco-system from the DP World Men’s, DP World Ladies and the ever-impressive DP World Wanderers Stadium and as South Africa’s leading IoT provider, the goal was to convert the iconic DP World Wanderers into Africa’s first truly smart stadium.
Since September Macrocomm has developed innovative solutions to enhance the user experience, starting with a QR Code system that offers numerous benefits to fans attending events at the stadium.
With the QR Code system, fans can easily access a map of the stadium and find their location in real-time, which is especially helpful in world-class stadiums such as the DP World Wanderers. The functionality also allows fans to navigate to other areas in the stadium quickly and easily, without getting lost or delayed via a longer route. Additionally, the system enables fans to view live scores on their mobile devices through the platform, making it a much more interactive experience.
But the possibilities of this technology go far beyond just the basics. With the IoT solutions, Macrocomm is exploring ways to expand on this system and create a truly smart stadium. Sivi Moodley, CEO of the Macrocomm Group says,
“Imagine a future where fans can access real-time data on player performance, watch replays of key moments from multiple angles, and even order food and drinks from their mobile devices without having to leave their seats. These are just a few of the possibilities that Macrocomm’s technology can enable, and we’re excited to continue exploring how we can push the boundaries of what’s technologically possible through this partnership.”
The partnership provides fans with a Smart Made Simple experience that enhances their love of the game, using technology to make this a reality and to continuously push the envelope in the sporting industry.
Lions Cricket CEO Jono Leaf-Wright elaborates on the significant signing in smart stadium solutions;
“Thanks to Macrocomm, our valued Lions Cricket brand and match day experience has become a whole lot smarter and is another SA industry first. The Pride of Jozi is here to serve the people of the game, the best way we know how: Which is exactly what this partnership is about as we enrich the lives of those who love what we do, what we stand for and what we are about to become.”
Visit us on www.lionscricket.co.za or follow us on our official twitter handle @LionsCricketSA and Facebook page Lions Cricket #LionsCricket.
Photo’s: Nqobile Maphenduka, Macrocomm Sales Manager, stands alongside Lions Cricket CEO Jono Leaf-Wright.
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ABOUT LIONS CRICKET
LIONS CRICKET (Central Gauteng Lions) is the custodian of all cricket activities in the greater Sedibeng, West Rand, Vaal, and Johannesburg area and manages the DP World Wanderers Stadium and DP World Lions. @LionsCricketSA #LionsCricket #ThePrideOfJozi #Equality4All
For further information, please contact Lions Cricket media liaison Caroline Malan MalanC@cricket.co.za
Macrocomm’s business focus is to deliver innovative and futuristic smart solutions to clients across the Globe through targeted problem solving, resolution, and monitoring strategies that are aligned to 4IR. Macrocomm’s IoT product and service offerings are conceptualised, developed, and implemented in line with 6 focus areas linked to business and society’s core needs. Our product and solution offering ranges from individual/modularized products from residential to large corporates as well as public sector customers. Macrocomm’s innovative team is constantly working towards meeting client’s needs through Smart Made Simple technology that puts knowledge into the client’s ecosystem. Our locally manufactured devices, coupled with industry-leading analytics, enables smart, informed, and proactive decision-making.