Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Suitman, Feb 3, 2016.
Yes and I will be one cranky merkin.
I'll be almost retired. By then and living off my nestegg
Even with all your posts?
Parramatta in push to give fans next-level experience in line with the best on offer in the world
MARCH 27, 2019
In an unprecedented raising of the bar for spectator experience in the NRL, the Eels have teamed-up with two of the world’s leaders for in-stadium entertainment ahead of the grand opening of their new home Bankwest Stadium on April 22.
The Eels new stadium is giving fans a whole new experience.
Five years in the making, including research and study tours to the world’s leading stadiums, notably Seattle’s Century Link Stadium in 2014, the Eels have partnered with TLA Australia and Game Changer MVP.
Game Changer is an American company with a reputation as a leader for multimedia and big screen innovation that has also worked on major Hollywood films and TV shows including Transformers 3, Shrek, Titanic and Game of Thrones.
The construction of Bankwest Stadium has provided the Eels with world-class technology, which is superior to any of the other NRL stadiums.
Optus Stadium in Perth is the only other sporting ground in Australia that can boast similar LED and jumbo screen technology which allows the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers to bring their players to life, elevate the profile of their commercial partners via multiple LED lighting and screens and, most importantly, incorporate their fans into the action.
For example, the Eels will soon announce a fan engagement phone app which with one flick of a switch from a stadium control room, the stadium lights will be turned off and simultaneously turn on the torch of every phone connected to the app.
The innovation is a fan-favourite in the US, building atmosphere and excitement prior to tip-off in the NBA, when the referee drops the puck in the NHL — or kick-off here in the NRL.
With access to four levels of LED screens at Bankwest, the technology will also give fans unrivalled display of up-to-the-minute in-game statistics, SuperCoach scores, tackle counts and interchanges.
The Eels have resisted commercialising the top-two levels of the stadium in order to focus on increasing the information provided to fans.
Player videos and content, prior to kick-off or when an Eels player scores a try, will be of Hollywood standard.
Every member of the Parramatta squad spent an entire afternoon last month at Western Sydney University filming in front of a “green screen”.
That content has since been sent to Game Changer in the US and is currently in the final stages of production.
The new Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta will feature four levels of LED screens. Picture: Damian Shaw
Throughout the construction phase Eels CEO Bernie Gurr has boasted that Bankwest will deliver fans the best stadium experience in Australia — and he says this partnership as proof of that.
“Combined with the opening of Bankwest Stadium in April 2019, this partnership provides the perfect platform to bring our Members and fans world class game day experience,” said Gurr said.
“TLA Australia and Game Changer MVP will also provide our corporate partners and sponsors the opportunity to be showcased through industry leading game day production and innovation.
“This will ensure that Parramatta Eels will be at the forefront of sponsor and partner activation in both the NRL and Australian sport.”
The Eels faithful will be treated to the best gameday experience in the country. Picture: AAP
TLA Australia are an award-winning agency across sports marketing, innovation in sport and fan engagement.
TLA Australia head of events and consultancy James Ward said: “We’re very excited to have been given the opportunity by the Parramatta Eels to help them bring to life the big screens and the LED in their new home.
“Through our collaboration with Game Changer MVP we will be combining global expertise with local knowledge and experience to deliver some amazing content to Bankwest Stadium.’’
The Eels official unveiling of their new home will be against the Wests Tigers on Easter Monday, April 22. The match is nearing a sell-out.
A kinder surprise??
Come on Peeps you have to agree this is very exciting???
Yep. The yanks are second to none with their sport entertainment so involving them is a great idea. I sat through an incredibly boring game of baseball at Dodgers Stadium a while ago but was thoroughly entertained purely from a spectacle point of view. Nothing in Australia compares....until now (hopefully).
Yep but if you think MLB puts on a show you should get to a college football game. I am convinced three quarters of the crowd go for the game day entertainment.
Yep. Definitely wanted to check out one of those and the NBA but it was the wrong season. The Encore beach party in Vegas provided its own form of entertainment though, which was of some consolation
Im sure there will be years we serve up plenty of shit sambos
As was discussed a few months ago.
So spend $8 and bobs your auntie
No that is Gary wearing lipstick and high heels
I know this is not PC but what is with the prayer rooms at a footy game? Can't you pray before or after the game at home? Seems like a waste for such a small amount of the population to keep up with the minority vocal morons?
Flame away and tell me how racist i am even though religion is not a race.........
They're catering to Parra fans, it's been over 30 years and they are giving us every opportunity to win.
Prayers are performed at certain times. Obviously it depends how strict you are.
But my question to you would be who ever said the stadium would only be used for games? I have been to a wedding, three conferences and a few wine tasting shows at both Manuka Oval and Bruce Stadium for eg. Cricket ACT often have functions at Manuka, I think the NEAFL or whatever that shit code is called here might as well. Bruce Stadium usually hosts the junior rugby league and/or rugby union grand final days, might have four or five matches in a day from under 15s or 16s to the First XV in terms of rugby. I've also played in a rep rugby carnival at Bruce, and I think it maybe hosts the John I Dent Cup finals day too. What about days where we might have something like the Rugby Sevens out there over a full weekend? Even the rare times when you have three grades on the same day that goes for about, what, 7-8 hours from gates to finish? Concerts?
What about staff?
TBH I don't think you're being racist, I think you're massively overreacting though.
End of the day, how on earth do they affect you in any way?
They give the likes of Hanson/Latham ammunition, that I then have to listen to. Seems highly inconsiderate to me
I'm always down for listening to a free comedy gig
Are you suggesting religion is a basis for comedy? I am outraged
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