Benfica’s Estádio Da Luz has become the first stadium in Portugal to be equipped with 5G as it looks to offer fans immersive content while they’re at the match.
The 65,000-capacity venue in Lisbon will offer fans mobile internet access at speeds of more than 1Gbps, which is more than 10 times faster than current speeds.
Benfica has partnered with Portuguese telco NOS on the roll-out of 5G antennas in each of the stadium’s stands.
Benfica said the 5G technology will “radically transform the experience of those watching Benfica matches,” providing fans with access to immersive content, provided by the combination of 5G and virtual or augmented reality.
The club said: “Access to game or player statistics in real time, the possibility to choose the angle from which to watch the game, activating in real time one of the many cameras used in the transmission, or the possibility to transmit live video, in high quality and definition, are some of the countless innovations that football lovers will be able to experience in Portugal’s first 5G Stadium.”