As Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, soccer fans are anticipating exhilarating men’s and women’s tournaments in the home of the game’s most decorated nation. The application of analytics and athlete monitoring technology will be key to the success of the teams competing in Brazil. As the tournament approaches, we’ve taken a look at some of the analysis methods and technological advances that could deliver a competitive edge this summer.
The landscape of sports is changing dramatically at every level. Clubs are taking a more analytical approach to decision making, fans are more knowledgeable than ever before – to the point that clubs are hiring bloggers and writers based on their work in the public sphere – and fantasy sports have developed from a niche hobby to a billion dollar industry. So it should not be surprising to see developments with how people watch their sports; although the cable and satellite companies themselves could be left behind as fans begin to cut the cord.
A six-camera system which tracks the positional location of players and the ball during the game, STATS SportVU® is currently used by elite teams in basketball and soccer, with development ongoing in other sports. Integrating tracking information with event data, STATS SportVU® enables detailed player and team analysis which can be used to support development and decision-making at all levels of sports organizations.
A rapidly expanding industry, the sports gambling sector has undergone significant change in recent years. Undergoing a digitally-driven evolution, new technologies are changing the way sportsbooks, bettors and gamers are interacting with data in a growing market.
As the dust settles after what is generally being viewed as the best Rugby World Cup to date, STATS has taken a look back at the tournament to discuss some of the key themes that have emerged over the last six weeks.
Through the use of our second-screen applications, data feeds and next-generation technologies such as SportVU, STATS can provide various types of innovative sports information and content to maximize your fans’ experience. This STATS Publication will help you find answers to how your organization can improve fan engagement so that people will continue to come to the ballpark, arena, stadium or any other sporting venue.