On Friday the 18th Verizon announced it has activated the 5G network in three sports venues, has a 4th venue “coming soon,” and will launch at six additional facilities by the end of the this year and the beginning of next year for the NBA and NHL seasons.
The 5G is now live at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, which hosts the NBA’s Phoenix Suns. The Chase Center in San Francisco where the Golden State Warriors play, and Denver’s Pepsi Center, which serves as a home for the NBA’s Nuggets and the NHL’s Avalanche. Verizon is working to activate 5G in Madison Square Garden in New York City, where the Knicks and Rangers play.
This is the latest in Verizon’s investment in 5G for sports venues. In September Verizon said it would bring 5G Ultra Wideband service to 13 NFL stadiums to correspond with the league’s 100th season. The stadiums include Bank of America Stadium in North Carolina, Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Colorado, CenturyLink Field in Washington, Ford Field in Michigan, Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts, Hard Rock Stadium in Florida, and MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. In some cities, the stadium will be the only place with Verizon 5G.