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.
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
- 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.