MIAMI MARLINS PARK

Connecting Marlins Park With Distributed Networks

Marlins Park is a baseball park located in Miami, Florida. It is the current home of the Miami Marlins, the city's Major League Baseball franchise. It is located on 17 acres of the former Miami Orange Bowl site in Little Havana, about 2 miles (3 km) west of Downtown. Construction was completed in March 2012, in time for the 2012 season. The stadium is designed in a neo-modern form of baseball architecture. Marlins Park was also LEED certified as the greenest MLB park in 2012. The building is the sixth MLB stadium to have a retractable roof. The facility hosted games from the 2013 World Baseball Classic and will host the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The park also hosts soccer matches, fundraising galas and other events during the winter. It also hosts the Miami Beach Bowl.

In early 2012, ExteNet installed a neutral-host Distributed Network at the state-of-the-art stadium, to be ready for its debut season. The network has improved the mobile experience of Marlins fans and visitors, who now are able to connect to a high-performance wireless network that supports all four major U.S. carriers – AT&T Mobility, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. ExteNet's innovative distributed antenna systems (DAS) network has made it possible for sports facilities like Marlins Park to keep pace with surging mobile data usage, which in other circumstances has strained the telecom infrastructure near stadiums and resulted in unreliable service.

 

"ExteNet has provided Marlins Park with the most comprehensive solution for wireless connectivity in our ballpark, "said Miami Marlins Executive Vice President. "Our fans' experience at a game is of utmost importance and by adding wireless service to our ballpark, we give them convenient access to email, texting and applications, including live video streaming, which certainly adds to their experience at Marlins Park."