On-Campus Stadium to Open in 2011
March 22, 2011
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University's athletics department has unveiled a Virtual VenueTM for its upcoming on-campus 30,000-seat football stadium on the department's website, www.fausports.com. This feature will allow customers to visually interact and engage with a variety of tools provided throughout a three-dimensional interactive platform.
This Virtual VenueTM will allow fans to search for their seats by entering a section number, as well as obtain a 360-degree-view from the seat that is selected. In May, seat selection will be available to all fans, and visitors of Virtual VenueTM also will be able to purchase tickets from this site. A parking option also will be added in the coming months that will allow users to determine parking options.
FAU has teamed with IOMEDIA, a finalist for the 2011 Sports Business Awards - Best in Technology, to produce the Virtual VenueTM. IOMEDIA has assisted many professional sports teams such as the New York Giants, New York Jets, New York Knicks, New York Rangers and New York Yankees. Collegiate clients include Penn State University, UCLA and the University of Washington.
The new FAU stadium is the centerpiece of FAU's Innovation Village, located in the north central area of campus. A $70 million project, it is slated to feature 6,000 premium seats, including 24 suites, 26 loge boxes, 1,000 premier club seats and 4,000 priority club seats, and the latest, state-of-the art amenities. The 2011 football season will host five home games to be played for the first time on FAU's Boca Raton campus. The home season opener is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 15.
For more information on the stadium, visit www.faustadium.com. To observe the exciting progress being made on the construction of the stadium online via a web camera, click here. To purchase season tickets, contact Scott Erdmann at 561-297-0579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.