BOINGO WIRELESS LAUNCHES WI-FI SERVICE AT CHICAGO'S SOLDIER FIELD
Historic Stadium Kicks Off End-Zone-to-End-Zone Wi-Fi in Time for the Holidays
LOS ANGELES – December 8th, 2010 – Boingo Wireless, the Wi-Fi industry’s leading worldwide provider of software and services, today announced it has launched Wi-Fi services at Soldier Field in Chicago as part of an exclusive deal with Soldier Field. Soldier Field stadium is owned by the Chicago Park District and managed by SMG, a world leader in venue management, marketing and entertainment booking.
Boingo will provide retail Wi-Fi services throughout Soldier Field, including seating areas, premium suites, concessions, restaurant and hospitality areas. Guests can access the Internet on their smartphones, tablets, laptops and netbooks.
Soldier Field hosts a variety of large and small, national and international events, including professional football, international soccer matches, college football, festivals and concerts headlined by the most recognizable names in the music industry. The wireless Internet service is based on Boingo’s powerful neutral host roaming platform used in more than 59 airports, sports arenas and convention centers around the world.
“As a global leader in Wi-Fi, Boingo offers a flexible neutral host roaming model and a commitment to world class customer care that puts our customers in good hands,”said Luca Serra, director of sponsorship and media of SMG.
“Soldier Field is one of America’s most iconic venues, and being selected as the exclusive Wi-Fi provider for this historic stadium adds a truly exceptional venue to our portfolio,” said Dave Hagan, president & CEO of Boingo Wireless.
“Whether it’s Bears fans checking in to Foursquare or Brightkite before the game, or concertgoers uploading photos of their favorite performer to their Flickr or Facebook account, the Boingo network delivers high-speed Internet access that helps people integrate their online world with their most exciting experiences at Soldier Field,” said Dawn Callahan, vice president of consumer marketing at Boingo. “In addition to providing an alternative to overloaded 3G networks in large venues, the Boingo network allows Wi-Fi-enabled non-cellular devices like iPads, iPod Touches and Samsung cameras to join in the online fun.”
Boingo Wi-Fi will offer guests at Soldier Field an intuitive, reliable and fast online experience. After connecting to the “Boingo Hotspot” SSID, customers will be redirected to a Boingo landing page – accessible on both mobile and laptop devices – with several Wi-Fi options including hourly and daily access, as well as monthly subscriptions. Existing customers who use Boingo’s access software can log on with a single click and bypass the web browser altogether.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc., a global market leader in Wi-Fi, makes it simple and easy for people to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 210,000 hotspots worldwide. With a single account, Boingo users can log on to Boingo Network locations that include the top airports around the world, major hotel chains, cafés and coffee shops, restaurants, convention centers and metropolitan hot zones. Boingo, and its Concourse Communications Group subsidiary, operate wired and wireless networks at 58 airports, as well as the Ferries Division Wi-Fi network of the Washington State DOT and large-scale venues such as commercial exhibit halls and major sporting arenas. For more information about Boingo, please visit http://www.boingo.com.
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SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and development, was founded in 1977 with the management of our first facility, the Louisiana Superdome. We soon grew to manage convention centers, exhibition halls and trade centers, arenas, stadiums, performing arts centers, theaters, and specific-use venues such as equestrian centers. SMG's clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and its unparalleled expertise, leadership, and creative problem-solving. Our successful growth has been built on the many partnerships, relationships, and resources we have developed with our clients — both municipal and private. This unique combination of resources, relationships, and expertise has allowed SMG to define and refine the industry throughout its history. Our ownership and team of dedicated corporate support personnel make us unrivalled in the field of private facility management.
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