Angel Stadium of Anaheim
5 BARS UPDATES FAN EXPERIENCE WITH DAS AND FREE Wi-Fi AT ANGEL STADIUM OF ANAHEIM FOR POST-SEASON PLAY
Angels Baseball selected 5 Bars to Deliver Pervasive, High-Speed Wi-Fi and DAS to Increase Operational Efficiencies Throughout Angel Stadium.
Irvine, California- October 2, 2014- 5 Bars, an Irvine, CA. based premier provider of indoor and outdoor distributed antenna systems, (DAS), small cells and Wi-Fi systems has installed permanent neutral host DAS and Wi-Fi networks at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in preparation for the Angels post season series against the Kansas City Royals that starts on October 2nd. Angel Stadium is a 45,483 seat facility and home to Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Fans in attendance at Angel Stadium will now experience a profound difference in wireless connectivity and data speeds. As the official provider of wireless networks to the Angels, 5 Bars designed and engineered the network to meet and exceed Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) requirements and specifications parameters.
In order to ensure five- bars of cellular coverage and superior cellular capacity for Smartphones, 5 Bars has deployed over 400 antennas for the DAS, manufactured by JMA/Teko, that provide pinpoint coverage and capacity solutions. Currently AT&T and Verizon are on the network with other carriers expected to join soon.
The 5 Bars team has more than two decades of practical experience in developing and managing DAS networks for wireless service providers. 5 Bars owns and operates the DAS and Wi-Fi network infrastructure at Angel Stadium and installed over 300 Ruckus Wireless high-capacity Smart Wi-Fi access points with the latest “state-of-the-art” technology to give a new generation of fans the cutting edge connected experience imaginable, and increases service efficiency for vendors and staff everywhere at the stadium.
5 Bars Media, in partnership with the Angels, will be offering mobile applications over the Wi-Fi network which will enhance the fan experience.
“We want to bring the best possible Major League Baseball experience to fans attending our games, and we’re confident this new, high-performance Wi-Fi network will fully meet those expectations when our fans come to Angel Stadium,” said John Carpino, President of the Angels.
“Delivering wireless performance within high-density public venues such as stadiums has been a major challenge across the industry, but one that we believe is essential to solve in order to attract and retain fans who now demand the fastest, most responsive and reliable wireless connectivity possible,” said John Clarey, President and CEO of 5 Bars.
Angel Stadium has been awarded a 5 Bars Certification, recognizing the highest standards of wireless connectivity with the most technologically advanced coverage and capacity.
Fans with smartphones and tablets can seamlessly connect to the network through a simple log-in, and use of the Wi-Fi service is free to the user. Wi-Fi data usage does not count toward users’ monthly smartphone data plans, offering fans the ability to surf the web, update their social networking sites or upload and send photos to friends without worrying about their monthly bill.
About 5 Bars
5 Bars is a privately held company and provider of commercial indoor and outdoor neutral host distributed antenna systems, small cells and gap-free Wi-Fi networks.
5 Bars works with venue owners to design, build, operate, monetize and maintain “state-of-the-art” seamless wireless networks with world-class infrastructure, while enhancing the fan experience and wireless connectivity. 5 Bars Communities™ provides municipal Wireless Master Planning and management of network infrastructure including cell towers, outdoor small cells and distributed antenna systems. 5 Bars Media provides fan experience enhancing mobile applications. The 5 Bars™ team has experience in designing and developing over 500 wireless projects nationwide including National Football League and MLB stadiums. For more information about 5 Bars, please visit 5Bars.com.
About Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Angel Stadium of Anaheim is a multi-use outdoor ballpark that opened on April 19, 1966. The stadium has been redesigned over the years and has a current seating capacity of 45,483. It is the home ballpark to Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the American League.
5 Bars InsideTM Named Neutral Host Wireless Provider for Angel Stadium of Anaheim
ANAHEIM, Calif, December 12, 2013 — 5 Bars Inside™ announced today that they will be the official Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi provider for Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Attendees of the stadium will experience a profound difference in wireless connectivity and data speeds with the integration. 5 Bars Inside™ designed and engineered the wireless network to meet or exceed the Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) requirements and specification parameters. In order to ensure five-bar voice and data coverage and adequate capacity for SmartPhones, 5 Bars Inside™ will deploy a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Wi-Fi Network that provides total wireless connectivity.
“In keeping with our continuing efforts to bring the best Major League Baseball experience to our fans both on and off the field, we are excited to have partnered with 5 Bars Inside™ to bring a wireless experience to our fans while visiting Angel Stadium of Anaheim,” said John Carpino, Angels Baseball President.
5 Bars InsideTM will provide monitoring, maintenance and reporting for the network. Complete commissioning will take place the first half of the year.
“The 5 Bars InsideTM team has more than two decades of internal experience in developing and managing Wireless Service Providers DAS networks. We’re looking forward to creating a long lasting future with Angels Baseball and we look forward to assisting the team in developing an end-to-end wireless solution to support their dedicated fan base and internal partners,” said John Clarey, CEO for 5 Bars Inside™. “We will ensure that fans can use voice and data services, even during capacity-crowd events.”
5 Bars InsideTM plans to build and optimize the system for their anchor tenant, AT&T in early 2014 in order to be fully operational for the MLB 2014 season.
About Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Angel Stadium of Anaheim is ballpark located in Anaheim, California and is the home ballpark to Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
About 5 Bars Inside
5 Bars InsideTM is an Irvine, California based premier provider of indoor and outdoor distributed antenna systems, small cells and Wi-Fi networks. Venues that carry the 5 BARS INSIDETM certification possess the highest standards of wireless connectivity.
About 5 Bars Communities
5 Bars CommunitiesTM provides municipal Wireless Master Planning and management of network infrastructure including cell tower, outdoor small cells and distributed antenna systems. The 5 Bars Inside™ team has experience designing and developing over 500 wireless projects nationwide including NFL and MLB stadiums.
For more information about 5 Bars Inside, please visit www.5barsinside.com