Soon, baseball fans may be able to experience a game from the vantage point of their favorite player, see bathroom lines from their seats or have a device giving them stats using AR (augmented reality) or VR (virtual reality).
Major League Baseball has partnered with Extreme Networks as its official Wi-Fi solutions provider. However, this partnership goes beyond improving media and fan experiences.
MLB and Extreme are committed to advancing women in sports technology. They will co-create programs and events to champion and celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion in the sports and technology industries.
These once-futuristic ideas for improving the fan experience are not so far off, but wouldn't be possible without women in sports tech.
On a panel titled "EXTREMEly Important Conversation: Women in Sports Tech," women from MLB, Extreme Network and the Atlanta Braves spoke on their journey and the importance of hiring women in tech roles.
"Hiring women on any team leads to a more diverse group, both in experience and thought,” said Titania Richard, senior director, business IT for Extreme Network.