From Super Bowl City, a free fan village near San Francisco's downtown waterfront, to NFL Experience, an interactive theme park at Moscone Center, fans, the NFL and — possibly — future Olympics organizers will see how a sports championship can use technology to boost the 'wow' experience for these big ticket events.
The game's venue, Levi's Stadium, home of the tech-influenced San Francisco 49ers, is the league's most technically-advanced, according to NFL spokesman Alex Riethmiller.
There, an app designed for the stadium by start-up VenueNext, which leverages Oracle's point-of-sales technology for mobile ordering, will let fans order food, drink and merchandise from their seats. VenueNext's smartphone app handles everything from parking to in-seat food delivery and instant replays at Levi's. For the Super Bowl, it has added a celebrity cam, Super Bowl commercials and express pickup of merchandise.
The NFL has an app for all the activities next week leading up to the game