Better Wi-Fi is Coming to Scott Stadium (and JPJ)

Scott Stadium has been outfitted with 168 wireless access points, allowing fans to more easily share their game experiences.
October 10, 2018

Large gatherings of smartphone users – like those found at football and basketball games – can put quite a strain on local wireless networks.

A new partnership between University of Virginia Athletics and Ting, announced Wednesday, should ease that particular strain by leaps and bounds – starting Saturday.

UVA is partnering with Ting, a high-speed network provider, to roll out Ting’s 5-gigahertz service at Scott Stadium, utilizing 168 access points placed throughout the facility. The service will be available starting with Saturday night’s Homecomings football game against the University of Miami; fans can connect by selecting “Ting@UVAAthletics” from their wireless menus.

“We are excited for the partnership with Ting and the opportunity this provides to improve the game-day experience for our fans,” UVA Director of Athletics Carla Williams said. “Based on survey data and fan feedback, we knew adding Wi-Fi was a priority. The team at Ting worked hard to make this project happen in a short period of time. We look forward to our fans enjoying Wi-Fi and sharing their experiences at Scott Stadium.”

Similar service is on its way to John Paul Jones Arena, too, according to the announcement.

“You do not get a bigger stage, or a better partner, in Charlottesville than the University of Virginia Athletics,” Ting manager Caleb Ward said. “This state-of-the-art network represents a new standard in stadium wireless and sets the bar for what’s possible.”

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