WLAN in the stadium: 8 Bundesligisten offer their fans internet

© allapen - Fotolia.comWLAN in the stadium – For the start of the new Bundesliga season, the mobile radio networks around the stadiums will once again reach their limits. Only 8 of the 18 clubs offer their fans WLAN in the stadium.

WLAN in the stadium

The Selfie with the mates rumschicken, the grandiose gate with others or simply with Facebook over the victory with cheering – in many stadiums in the games of the football league is not possible over the mobile phone network. The networks break around the high-frequency arenas regularly, when many fans meet. Only few clubs provide their visitors with WLAN, a study from Sparhandy.de showed.

Specifically, in 8 out of 18 stadiums, Internet access is provided by WLAN. The majority of the arenas do not have the technology or offer it in selected areas, such as the press area or the VIP lounge.

There is WLAN for football fans

The stadiums with WLAN coverage in the grandstands include:

  • Alliance Arena (FC Bayern Munich)
  • BayArena (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
  • Veltins Arena (FC Schalke 04)
  • Signal Iduna Park (Borussia Dortmund)
  • RheinEnergie Stadion (1. FC Cologne) – through hotspots from NetCologne
  • Volkswagen Arena (VfL Wolfsburg)
  • Volksparkstadion (Hamburger SV) – new from season 2017/2018
  • Opel Arena (1st FSV Mainz 05) – in all buildings of the Arena

Many Stadienbetreiberen the costs for a WLAN expansion are too high, it is. The supply of the  Weser Stadium in Bremen would cost around two million euros. To provide 40,000 fans 20 times a year with Internet. An investment that turned down citizenship last year.

Aufsteiger Hannover 96 also mentions other reasons, here only press representatives get a WLAN access:

Some time ago, we consciously decided against a stadium WLAN and for the focussing of the expansion of the mobile radio network. This has proven to be very effective and also economically reasonable, so that there are currently no concrete WLAN plans.

Further details about the WLAN supply in the arenas can be found at Sparhandy.de.



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