GAA and Huawei announce new innovation partnership deal
Huawei, the world’s leading ICT company, has entered into a new three-year innovation partnership with the GAA to enhance the technology infrastructure at Croke Park.
Huawei will work with the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) to help develop Croke Park into one of the most technologically advanced ‘Smart Stadiums’ in Europe.
Working in collaboration with Croke Park, Huawei will provide the technical expertise and industry know-how to develop capability in terms of real-time data usage, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, to enhance the experience of fans and patrons of the stadium.
Jijay Shen, CEO of Huawei Ireland, said:
Huawei continues to invest in Ireland’s technology ecosystem and we are always looking to strengthen our relationship with our local customers and partners. Our innovation partnership with the GAA offers the potential to make Croke Park, the home of Gaelic Games, the most technologically advanced stadium in Europe. We are delighted to begin this partnership with the GAA and look forward to the Croke Park development over the coming years.
Peter McKenna, Commercial Director of the GAA and Stadium Director at Croke Park stadium, added:
Technology plays an increasingly important role in society, facilities management and of course sport, so we are pleased to partner Huawei to support the development of the Croke Park experience for all its various activities. The national stadium for Gaelic Games and a prime visitor attraction, Croke Park prides itself on being one of the leading stadiums in Europe and this partnership will enhance our visitor experience.
Croke Park is one of the largest stadiums in Europe, with a capacity of 82,300, and can accommodate all types of events, from field sports to concerts, as well as corporate and cultural events.
Main image (top), courtesy: GAA / Croke Park
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