New Fiber Optic Network Brings State-of-the-Art Wireless Transfer Speeds to Miller Park

Background and Goals

Located in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Miller Park stadium is home to the Milwaukee Brewers major league baseball team.  The stadium is alternatively used for concerts and other special events.  The park features North America’s only fan-shaped convertible roof, a four-tier seating bowl, natural grass, and heating. Built in the mid-1990s, it boasts a retro-design with modern amenities as do other parks built at that time. Additions to the structure brought updated scoreboards, home run and strikeout counters, a full-length, high definition display board and upgraded sounds system.  But, the park lacked a resilient and reliable network to satisfy a growing demand for wireless technology.

Strategy

To add wireless technology to the stadium, Miller Park officials designed an infrastructure to work within the existing park design. Lemberg’s Data Communications team followed the specifications of park officials to install a fiber-optic backbone that would support a copper Cat6A network and state-of-the-art transfer speeds.

Results

From start to finish, the installation was completed in four months. Close communications and partnership with the park officials played a key role in the success of the project. In all, 611 wireless devices were installed to specifications by Lemberg technicians, bringing the stadium up to modern standards. 

Impact

Prior to the professional work done by Lemberg’s Data Communications team, Miller Park stadium had no wireless capabilities.  With the completion of this project, Miller Park has upgraded the fan experience with full-service wireless in every seat. That access has allowed for conveniences such as mobile check-in, social media, instant rewards, map and seating access, exclusive content and even concessions and merchandise ordering directly from the stadium seats – a fan experience upgrade that has been well received by local and national fans alike.