NRL requests free WiFi in Suncorp Stadium

IT appears that Suncorp Stadium is behind the times when it comes to free WiFi in stadiums.

With ‘checking in’ being one of the hippest things to do at events these days, fans at Suncorp stadium appear to be missing out on the craze.

The NRL wants Suncorp Stadium to join its major Sydney stadiums in offering sports fans a full wi-fi network.


The Courier Mail reports, sports fans at Suncorp Stadium and the Gabba are offline in comparison to the free wi-fi experience enjoyed in the Sydney Cricket Ground, ANZ Stadium, Adelaide Oval and Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium.

The request comes as fans who go to sports events often find mobile carriers are not able to offer a satisfactory service because the network cannot handle demand at the grounds.

NRL chief executive Dave Smith said the wi-fi experience would allow fans “the best possible game-day experience with a range of entertainment and service opportunities’’.

Spectators at Allianz Stadium next year and in the new stand at the SCG’s cricket Test next month will even be able to order food and drink from their seat.