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Auburn football stadium getting wireless network upgrade

(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Nov. 14, 2021 at 9:28 PM EST
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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University’s football stadium will get an upgrade to its wireless network estimated to cost $10 million.

The Opelika-Auburn News reported that trustees approved a plan to update the Wi-Fi system at the more than 87,000-seat Jordan-Hare Stadium during a meeting Friday.

Dan King, associate vice president of facilities management, said the system is “heavily utilized on game day” and called it an “essential amenity” that was last updated a decade ago.

Funding for the project will be split, with Auburn’s athletics department paying 60% of the cost and the cellular carrier, Verizon, picking up the remaining 40%. Upgraded technology will allow for a wider distribution of antennas through the structure.

The project should be completed by Auburn’s first home game against Mercer University on Sept. 3, 2022.

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