Baylor Outfits New Stadium with Professional Grade Wi-Fi for an Interactive Fan Experience

Oct 5, 2023 | Case Studies

McLane Stadium is the home football stadium of Baylor University, a private higher education institution located in Waco, Texas. Devoted to delivering an exceptional gameday experience to its fans, in the fall of 2012 Baylor University embarked on a $260 million construction project to build an entirely new stadium on campus.

“As we conceived the technology infrastructure for the new stadium, the fan experience was always paramount. Today’s football fans are “always on” and we wanted to deliver a gameday experience that leveraged the capabilities of the next generation of mobile devices. In order to support fan engagement that includes streaming video, social media sharing, connecting with family and friends back home, and other things we could not yet imagine; we knew we would need to provide at least as much bandwidth as the top NFL stadiums.”

Products Utilized

• ExtremeWireless™

  • AP3715i and AP3765e
  • Wireless Controllers

• ExtremeAnalytics™

  • Application Analytics

• ExtremeSwitching™

  • S-Series, C-Series, and 7100

• ExtremeControl™

  • Extreme Control Center
  • Identity and Access Control

Baylor Outfits New Stadium with Professional Grade Wi-Fi for an Interactive Fan Experience

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Baylor University chose Extreme Networks out of three potential vendors as the wired and wireless infrastructure provider of McLane Stadium. Extreme Networks’ specifically engineered antenna architecture, a proven track record of excellent support, and the company’s recent success in large open-air stadiums were all compelling reasons behind the decision. Unlike some other models, the Extreme Networks solution grants data ownership to the venue operators, an important capability when tracking network and application performance, adoption rates, and bandwidth consumption. The overall cost of the Extreme Networks solution and Baylor’s existing familiarity with core technological components ultimately swayed Baylor to select Extreme Networks.

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