As the NFL looks to build on their initiative of bringing the highest quality in-game experience to fans, the league has issued a new set of requirements to teams throughout the league.
Each stadium in the NFL will have to meet league required Wi-Fi and cellular standards. The set of standards include: ensuring minimum capacity for downloads, uploads and browsing, while holding the same capacity for phone calls and texting.
NFL Chief information officer Michelle McKenna-Doyle wouldn't specify exactly what the standards would be but told Sports Business Journal's Daniel Kaplan about the importance of instituting these minimum standards.
"We put minimum standards and metrics in place so not only do clubs know our Wi-Fi is performing and to hold [cellular] carries accountable, but also [it gives] us analytics for what our fans are doing, which leads us to more marketing," McKenna-Doyle said.
Most NFL stadiums have poor cellular service and some don't currently have Wi-Fi available to fans. Approximately 11 NFL venues don't offer Wi-Fi to their fans.
The MLB has a plan to bring increased technological capacity to all 30 ballparks by the end of the 2014 season while the NBA hasn't issued any changes as of the 2013-14 season.