The Indians have made it easier to be connected at the ballpark.
The Indians on Monday announced a partnership with Verizon Wireless that will offer fans improved 4G wireless service at Progressive Field with a new Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and Wi-Fi network.
The DAS is an in-building network solution that boosts Verizon's high-speed 4G LTE network strength, enhances the ability to make calls or send text messages and ensures that thousands of fans can be on their smartphones at the same time.
“This implementation will significantly enhance fans’ digital experience at the ballpark by making social media and their favorite apps more easily accessible, as well as completing common functions like making a call or sending an email or text,” said Neil Weiss, the Indians Senior Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Officer, in a press release.
The Indians are also inviting fans to interact with their Twitter account (@Indians) during the game and check in on the "At The Ballpark" app, which this year will offer fans exclusive deals after "checking in."
“The new DAS and Wi-Fi provide the platform for which technology can enhance the experience at the ballpark and can help to further create memories for our fans,” said Indians President Mark Shapiro in the release.