Unless there is a deal with JMA to install state of the art WiFi connectivity campus wide.Im not sure throw away is the right verb? yeah it would not be used in the dome. but it sure could be used elsewhere on campus or some local school etc.. the time installing would be lost but not the equipment
I reluctantly can see why they’re not doing a stop gap (Even though I hate it because it’s not that hard).there is an they have talked about it.. My question is why continue to have a bad fan experience short term when there are short term solutions as well that dont require any install at all.. maybe the cost is crazy high. My last conversation with people at SU i was told the reason cell phone service had not been improved was because they didnt feel the need.
This where I flat-out say:There were several crazy games going on before/during ours. The big ND/OSU game and then a good ending in the utah game. Let alone there must be yankee/mets fans in the bldg. But no scores again. Is this too hard? Why do we have miles of ribbon boards just glowing orange randomly and not use them for display?
The wifi/5g sucked even worse if thats possible.. I had people at home txting me scores of games to figure out what was happening outside.
And I still dont get why we dont use the screens to show other games during dead periods. Pregame would be cool showing endings of games that are live.. Give me a reason to go watch pre-game and show me something.. During half time, show something, even if its only on 2 screens and not them all.. Dont even need sound
I also noticed that several of the Dome cameras were not in HD when they switched inputs to live streams. Seemed like someone had fired up the PS3 to show us the game.
Did they even put the stats on the big boards one time? I saw some in a corner on occasion, and i saw some under the inside of the big replay board but you cant read them from my seats because the speakers are in the way.
You have a lot of people who wont be in the dome 10x this yr.. They went week 1 the internet was awful and there was no reason given. How about sending out notices to people explaining what is happening. a random news story and a PC from months ago is not gonna get to most people.
keeping people informed with more than hey one day we will have a great internet and we missed the first big deadline that would have been useful and probably will miss the whole fball season
Too late for what though?This where I flat-out say:
1) they lannounced too late to the first game that JMA’s system isn’t ready and won’t be for a year.
2) there were not that many games going on at the same time Saturday at 8pm so just focus on the game in front of you.
I’m-game stats need to be better. Yes. Go visit the bathroom versus expecting the Done to show major HS recruits on campus highlights from other games.
Good in theory but that's just not how people roll anymore. Connectivity should have been a bigger priority than concessions, or anything else.You’re aware Pete Sala did a presser on Thursday or Friday telling people that the internet would be the same as last year right? And that they are hoping to have it done by basketball season but they weren’t making any commitments on it?
Like come on man….. you’ve beaten the horse we get it
Who ever your sources are at the dome aren’t very good ones and I’ll leave it at that.
And man, if you don’t like it don’t go, but where I sit I had perfect wifi. But then again, I also live in the moment and don’t worry about my phone until the game is over. Put your wireless device down and enjoy the live game in front of you
Good in theory but that's just not how people roll anymore. Connectivity should have been a bigger priority than concessions, or anything else.
The wireless and cell work is all being worked on right now JMA was hoping it would be finished by the first game. It’s a lot of work retro fitting an old stadium to have eventually some of the best wifi etc in possibly the whole country.
JMA once this is up and running, is absolutely going to use the Dome as their “test site” for other stadiums. I would expect as long as JMA is on the dome, you can expect us to be futuristic with this stuff once the initial work is finished.
Just one more tidbit to pass along. There was another solution considered prior to the JMA agreement that involved mounting WiFi repeaters under the bench seats attached to the bottom of the benches. When it became clear that we would be able to replace the benches with individual seating that approach, which was ridiculously expensive, was discarded. WiFi has certainly been one of the most prominent complaints about the Dome experience since Wildhack came onboard. SU addressed air conditioning, lighting, sound (admittedly poorly) and concessions (with much more to come). Seating and WiFi are the last two poles in the tent. We are two years removed from a shutdown that stressed finances and fan support almost to the breaking point. Compare the 2019 Dome to what we experienced Saturday night and if you are anything but profoundly impressed with the progress, I really have to start to wonder about you. And not in a good way.You’re joking right?
They are LITERALLY as we speak, actively INSTALLING the new Wifi etc.
The project started almost the next day after we became the JMA Wireless Dome.
Things take time….
It was either use what we had or have none at all.
I’ll take what we got and can’t wait to get the new stuff when they are done installing everything