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Feb 23 2017

Minnesota Wild Retools Tech for the Ultimate Fan Experience

The National Hockey League's Minnesota Wild updated the technology at their arena, the Xcel Energy Center, with one goal in mind: to create a better fan experience. The team is focused on engaging with fans and helping them interact with each other and brands during the games, and is using new technology platforms, especially for its core and Wi-Fi networks, to help enable that. 

Participants

Brian Bellows, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Minnesota Wild 

Jim Ibister, Vice President of Facility Administration, Minnesota Wild 

Mike Vevea, Senior IT Manager, Minnesota Wild 

Amer Harb, Advanced Technology Account Executive, CDW 

Video Highlights

  • The Minnesota Wild updated the technology at the Xcel Energy Center to improve the fan experience and help fans interact with each other and brands in the facility during games. 
  • The Wild upgraded its core network infrastructure using equipment from Cisco, and also added 450 Wi-Fi access points throughout the arena.
  • CDW has partnered closely with the Wild's small IT team, which relies heavily on CDW's expertise and resources to think outside the box on technology and delight fans.

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