Eagles to test Google Glass-enhanced stadium experience at the Linc

Eagles to test Google Glass-enhanced stadium experience at the Linc
July 1, 2014, 4:00 pm
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One of the things the Philadelphia Eagles are hoping to stay at the forefront of is the fan experience at NFL games. Many of the $125 million in ongoing renovations being made to Lincoln Financial Field are geared toward doing just that, particularly on the technology end—updating video boards, improving Wifi signal, etc.

Now, the organization is getting set to explore yet another innovation in the stadium experience. Jay Cohen for the Associated Press writes the Eagles are planning to experiment with Google Glass to enhance the gameday experience.

The Eagles are the first NFL team to try the application for Google Glass. They are planning for a similar approach to the Pacers, who used the CrowdOptic program to provide multiple courtside perspectives over the videoboard during games.

''We're on a constant search for ways to enhance the overall fan experience at Lincoln Financial Field,'' said Brian Papson, the vice president of marketing for the Eagles. ''So what caught us is that this is a creative, different, new innovative way to do that.''

Details are sketchy at best, however. Papson admitted the team doesn’t yet know who would be wearing the Glass, although it sounds like he envisions it becoming increasingly prevalent as the technology becomes more widely available.

Cohen’s story encapsulates much more than the Eagles. Read on for more information on just how Google Glass could improve the fan experience at all venues in the future.

>> Google Glass taking fans closer to the action [AP]