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“To keep mobile operations running smoothly, we desired a standalone, closed network. Boingo checked every box. Their private network enables us to place cellular coverage exactly where we need it—in Gallaher Square—and cater to our mobile fanbase.”
– Padres CEO Erik Greupner
Private networks: Boingo and the San Diego Padres team up to expand wireless coverage at Petco Park
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Boingo has teamed up with the San Diego Padres to improve wireless connectivity at famed MLB stadium Petco Park. Driving digital transformation and operational continuity for the stadium, Boingo has launched a private network to reliably power mobile applications and make the fan experience more convenient. The 5G-ready network expands wireless coverage to Gallagher Square, a community gathering space inside Petco Park, and will be used by staff to process cash-free payments, contactless concessions and mobile ticketing.
“Professional sports teams are prioritizing next generation connectivity to elevate game day experiences and overcome operational hurdles,” said Boingo CEO Mike Finley. “Our private network solutions give stadiums like Petco Park seamless and secure wireless coverage to connect mobile operations and bring the fan experience into the 5G era. Boingo is thrilled to add the Padres to our roster and do our part to enable a fully connected ballpark.”
Stadiums and other large venues can leverage Boingo Private Networks to move operational traffic off public networks to connect more devices and reduce congestion. Venues have direct control over the network’s wireless coverage, location, quality and security with dedicated bandwidth that is closed off from outside traffic. The networks offer rich data insights and are designed to facilitate use cases such as new health and safety protocols, touchless engagement, security operations, prepay parking and more.
Boingo’s network at Petco Park leverages Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum and operates alongside the stadium’s public network.