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NRL and Techfront Enhance Fan Experience at ANZ Stadium

THE 80,000-plus fans who attend Holden State of Origin II will witness a level of technology never seen before in Australia thank to partnerships between the NRL, Stadium Australia and Techfront – a leader in Arena Management Technology.

As a first step, the latest in LED-technology worth $3 million will be in place around the perimeter of the field and throughout Stadium Australia for Origin, ensuring fans attending the match won’t miss any access to the latest statistics, celebrations and social media.

Purpose-built software is just the start of the partnership between the NRL and Techfront, with plans to increase signage, infrastructure and technology benefits across grounds. 

There are plans for major technological innovations at Stadium Australia events – including some of the most exciting fan engagement ever seen in this part of the world.

NRL Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Abdo said the partnership with Techfront was another step towards the game delivering a world-class experience for fans attending matches. 

“We have one of the most exciting sporting competitions in the world and over the next few years, fans will have access to the very latest in stadia and technology,” Mr Abdo said.

“Experiences don’t get much bigger than the Holden State of Origin series and I’m sure that every fan attending will appreciate keeping up to date with every moment, no matter where they are.”

Former cricketer and CEO of Techfront Neil Maxwell said he was pleased to be partnering with the NRL to improve in-stadium experiences for the game and for fans.

“In keeping with the NRL’s long-term view towards enhancing technology, we want to make sure that fans and ultimately, NRL clubs benefit from the opportunities that a single digital signage solution offers,” Mr Maxwell said.

Techfront aims to be a single source supplier of stadium technology and infrastructure across the NRL and other sporting codes.  

The company has an extensive track record in fitting out state-of-the-art technology in major sporting arenas and stadia throughout Australia and across the world, with installations in more than 100 stadia globally. 


Blatchys Blues light up Origin

Adding to the technology advances at Holden State of Origin II, the NSW Blues’ 12,000-strong active supporter group Blatchys Blues will be supercharged with Next Generation wig technology set to revolutionise the fan experience and create an amazing atmosphere.

Major sponsor and official home of the NSW VB Blues, The Star Sydney, is behind the new Blatchys Blues SMARTWiG.

Australia’s largest and most passionate supporter group Blatchys Blues is recognised for its iconic blue wig.

The Star has given the humble wig a supercharged upgrade with an LED antenna to light up when the lights go down and an in-built headphone connecting wearers to SMARTWiG radio.

The radio will deliver wearers with six hours of customised radio programming including Triple M’s expert commentary and live call of the on-field action during the game.

Before kick-off Blues legends Nathan Hindmarsh and Bryan Fletcher will talk to past NSW legends and take listeners into the NSW sheds to hear from NSW VB Blues head coach Laurie Daley.


Score free Wi-Fi

Stadium Australia – Sydney’s Olympic stadium – was the first arena in the Southern Hemisphere to introduce free Wi-Fi for all fans in the venue.

Fans simply need to log-on to the Stadium Wi-Fi once they arrive at the venue.

The Stadium provides Charge Bars around the venue, where fans can plug in and power up if their battery is running low.


Stadium Australia App

Whether it’s ticket purchases, planning the best transport option or your event experience at the venue, the Stadium Australia App gives you all the right mobile information when you need it, wherever you are, at the touch of your finger.

Get all the latest news and info on upcoming events at Stadium Australia, purchase your event tickets straight from the app with the integrated Ticketek Mobile experience, plan your journey using the interactive transport planner from our partners at Transport for NSW and get access to exclusive promotions and special offers.


Technology Vending Machine

Need an emergency power boost? Or some extra space on your camera? Techfront have you covered with their new STM Goods vending machine located inside Stadium Australia at Aisle 136.

The vending machine has a host of gear to get you and your gadgets through those hectic nights at Stadium Australia with PowerBanks, SD Cards, phone cases and heaps more. 

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