We are saddened to learn that thirteen NFL stadiums across the country plan to go live with Verizon’s new 5G network by the start of the 2019-20 football season, which began on September 5. The service will be centered in the seated areas, but may also be accessible in and around the stadiums. Verizon plans to bring its 5G to additional stadiums throughout this season, which is the 100th for the NFL.
Despite a glaring admission from the FCC confirming that 5G (which will blanket the Earth with over 20,000 satellites sending focused beams of intense microwave radiation over the entire planet) has no regulations, safety testing or standards, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile already offer 5G service in some parts of the country.
In August, Verizon announced the expansion of its 5G network to Washington, DC, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Detroit. The service is already live in Providence, Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Denver.
The carrier announced last week that its stadium-focused 5G launch will take the network live in parts of other cities too. According to CNET, the following stadiums will have 5G by the start of the season:
Gillette Stadium (New England Patriots), MetLife Stadium (New York Giants and New York Jets), Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Dolphins), Broncos Stadium at Mile High (Denver Broncos), CenturyLink Field (Seattle Seahawks), Soldier Field (Chicago Bears), U.S. Bank Stadium (Minnesota Vikings), Bank of America Stadium (Carolina Panthers), Ford Field (Detroit Lions), Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis Colts), M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore Ravens) and NRG Stadium (Houston Texans).1
While many citizens across the US are vehemently opposed to 5G, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg called the project a “key moment in our partnership with the NFL,1” adding:
“We expect the impact on the sports entertainment industry to be massive. It promises to revolutionize the entire game-day experience for fans.”1
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said 5G “enhance the game-day experience … in a number of different ways.” He did not mention specific details. (Remember, 5G uses the same EMF waves as the Pentagon uses for crowd control.)
In addition to Verizon, AT&T also detailed last week how its 5G network at the Dallas Cowboys’ home stadium will operate, saying:
“Throughout the season, we plan to offer four unique 5G activations that will begin to change the way fans interact with the game, including life-size digital versions of star players and live stats overlaid on the field using the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.”1
Cowboy fans with a Galaxy S10 5G will also see the players and touchdown dances up close, and can use augmented reality to track team performance and view live stats when attending a game at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
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