This past spring when I was in Phoenix, I was at a Phoenix Suns home game and they had a cell phone charging station for fans. They could watch the game on a screen while their phone charged.
A month ago, I was at Petco Park to watch the Padres and they also had a charging station at a bar. It was very convenient. And today, this news comes about.
This is the new wave of the sporting experience. With so many people using their phones for numerous things, a charging station makes sense. Similar to how all cafes have wi-fi, it makes sense for sporting event venues to have charging stations.
Many fans are using their phones to tweet, Instagram their game experiences. Some casual fans are just there and they need their phone to occupy their mind. Regardless, people are on their phones all the time. It’s the way of this generation and having a charging station makes sense.
I suppose that in a few years, more and more ballparks and arenas will have this. In fact, it should be multiple locations throughout for fans. To attract more fans and to enhance the gameday experience, charging stations should be the norm.
Eventually soon enough they’ll have some kind of technology where they might be installed into seats. Or maybe even places that normally wouldn’t have it. I would imagine that coffee shops will have them (and I know some do). Heck, even lecture halls or churches could have them set up.
This is the way that technology is changing our experience in sports. Don’t be surprised since nearly everyone has a smart phone. It just makes sense.