- Advanced connectivity solutions provide the necessary bandwidth
to support operations and communications in the new ballpark -
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Knights, a class AAA affiliate of the Chicago
White Sox, are playing their 2014 season in the new 10,200 capacity BB&T
Ballpark in uptown Charlotte. This year, the ball park is expected
to draw more than 600,000 baseball fans to watch the Knights and
experience a stadium that includes many traditional features as well as
accommodating the latest in visual and high-speed computing technology
seen in the newest sporting venues around the country.
BB&T Ballpark - Home of the Charlotte Knights (Photo: Business Wire)
was chosen to outfit BB&T Ballpark with its high-performance line of
Uniprise® end-to-end copper, fiber and coaxial connectivity solutions
providing high-speed communications functions throughout the stadium.
The newly-installed infrastructure connects all communications
technology, including monitors, scoreboards and cash registers.
"Baseball in Charlotte has a long history, dating back to the late
1800s, and we are excited about our next chapter in the new BB&T
Ballpark," said Dan Rajkowski, executive vice president and chief
operating officer, Charlotte Knights. "When we started the design
process for this venue in 2012, we wanted to work with a technology
partner that had experience with designing and implementing
communications infrastructures for large sporting venues. CommScope has
experience installing solutions in the world's largest stadiums and
provided the expertise and quality products to help us achieve our goal
of incorporating the right technology."
A video of Dan Rajkowski discussing the decisions and planning that went
into BB&T Ballpark can be seen here.
CommScope specializes in deploying advanced
connectivity solutions in sporting venues around the world.
CommScope solutions enable better performance and sufficient bandwidth -
the ability of networks to carry large volumes of traffic efficiently.
The telecommunications infrastructure also will enable the Charlotte
Knights to eventually install other technologies common in large venues,
such as a distributed antenna system- providing better coverage and
capacity for wireless services.
"The Charlotte Knights have a reputation for providing the best possible
experience for their fans and we are proud to partner with them to
maintain that reputation by providing an end-to-end solution to meet
their bandwidth needs," said Kevin St. Cyr, senior vice president of
Enterprise Solutions, CommScope. "No matter the size of the team, cost
is always a concern when building a new venue. CommScope partnered with
the Knights to create a cost effective plan to help them develop a
state-of-the-art facility at a reasonable cost - ultimately keeping the
pressure off the fans at the ticket office."
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About Charlotte Knights
Knights are the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox and play
their home games at the brand-new BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte.
Single-game tickets for the 2014 season are on sale now and can be
purchased by phone at 704-357-8071, online at charlotteknights.com, or
in person at the BB&T Ballpark Ticket Office. Uptown Knights are Better
NASDAQ:COMM) has played a role in virtually all the world's best
communication networks. We create the infrastructure that connects
people and technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of
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