The 2019 NFL season opens tonight and Verizon announced that it has brought 5G service to 13 stadiums to celebrate and bring you that super swift connection your current phone likely can’t access.
The 5G that Verizon is bringing to stadiums is 5G Ultra Wideband, which is powered by millimeter wave (mmW). It’s actually the perfect type of 5G for a stadium, since it only works in a short range, needs direct sight to your 5G device, and can handle a bunch of people in one place. This is the same stuff that Verizon is putting in metro areas for all of those reasons I just mentioned.
With that said, the experience at NFL stadiums could still be spotty. Verizon describes the experience as:
Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband service will be available in parts of the [below] stadiums. 5G Ultra Wideband Service is concentrated in the lower seating area but could be available in other locations in and around the stadium as well.
Those 13 NFL stadiums where you might get 5G service are:
- Bank of America Stadium (Carolina Panthers)
- Empower Field at Mile High (Denver Broncos)
- CenturyLink Field (Seattle Seahawks)
- Ford Field (Detroit Lions)
- Gillette Stadium (New England Patriots)
- Hard Rock Stadium (Miami Dolphins)
- Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis Colts)
- MetLife Stadium (New York Giants and New York Jets)
- M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore Ravens)
- NRG Stadium (Houston Texans)
- Soldier Field (Chicago Bears)
- U.S. Bank Stadium (Minnesota Vikings)
- Additional stadiums will be announced throughout the season
Why doesn’t your current phone have 5G? Because Verizon only sells a couple of 5G phones, like the Galaxy S10+ 5G, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, LG V50 5G, and Moto Z2, Z3, and Z4 with Moto Mods. If you own one of those, then great, enjoy that stadium 5G.
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