EUGENE, Ore. -- College football fans flocking to Autzen Stadium this fall may not see physical changes on the scale of last year's exiting and accessibility improvements and north side exterior makeover, but thanks to AT&T and Verizon Wireless, they will notice a big difference when pulling out their smart phones.
That's because the two largest mobile network operators in the U.S. recently installed a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) throughout the seating bowl of the 47-year-old venue to improve the capacity of their respective cellular networks.
"The atmosphere on a game day at Autzen Stadium is one of a kind in college football," said Director of Athletics Rob Mullens. "The DAS will contribute to an improved experience for fans and make it easier for them to share that experience with family, friends and fellow Duck fans."
PK Park, home of Oregon baseball, and Pape' Field, home of UO soccer and lacrosse, will also benefit from the Autzen project. Matthew Knight Arena was equipped with DAS serving AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers in 2013.
“We’re excited to work with the University of Oregon to provide the greatest fan experience possible at Autzen Stadium,” said George Granger, President, AT&T Oregon. “Fans will have high speed connections and the latest mobile technologies at their fingertips this fall.”
“The network upgrades at Autzen will deliver Duck fans the championship caliber wireless experience they deserve on game day,” said Bobby Morrison, Pacific Northwest President for Verizon Wireless. “Oregon fans will be able to share the exhilarating moments with friends and family on the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network.”
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