ORLANDO – December 17, 2014 – Orlando City Soccer Club today announced a multi-year partnership with Panasonic North America, whereby the leading global digital and electronics company will become the Official Technology Partner of the Club’s new downtown stadium, scheduled to open prior to the start of the 2016 Major League Soccer (MLS) season. Per Club policy, deal terms were not disclosed.
Through this partnership, Panasonic will provide a host of solutions to the new stadium including on-field and fascia LED boards, the main scoreboard on the south end of the field, and dozens of flat panel television screens throughout the stadium in suites, offices and work areas. In addition, Panasonic will provide technology solutions such as security cameras, control room and other key components for the new stadium.
“Our goal is to provide Orlando City fans with the best possible experience at the new stadium and this partnership with Panasonic takes us another step closer to delivering on that promise,” said Orlando City Founder and President Phil Rawlins. “They have the expertise, products and reputation to deliver a world class solution to create an unforgettable match day environment. We’re thrilled to partner with Panasonic and look forward to working closely with them on the new stadium.”
“We’re delighted with this incredible opportunity to partner with the Orlando City Soccer Club and be named as Official Technology Partner of the team’s new downtown facility,” said Rob Zeller, Director at Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company. “The investments the Orlando City Soccer Club is making in the new stadium shows the level of commitment they have to their fans, team and community, demonstrating why they are a winning organization. We congratulate them on their excellence and agree with their vision that innovation provides winning results – on and off the field – to sponsors, fans and the bottom line.”