Prepping for more 'Super' network wins in Phoenix.

By: Chris Serico
Manager - Employee Communications

Check out all the ways we’re winning at State Farm Stadium and in the greater Phoenix area.

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Just like the good people of Arizona, Verizon is also gearing up for the return of the Super Bowl. And because America – and its millions of football fans – rely on Verizon, we looked at just some of the ways fans will connect to the game in unprecedented ways, both here in the stadium, at home and anywhere they're tuning in.

Our goal is to design “the best possible fan experience,” said Gary Bailey, Director of Network Experience. “Anywhere you go in the stadium, inside, outside, every level, suites, you name it – we're here to make sure it all works perfect for the big day.”

And that impact extends far beyond State Farm Stadium’s "Red Zone'' end zones. In addition to our 5G Ultra Wideband upgrades to the stadium and arena, we've amped up coverage and capacity in downtown Phoenix, at the convention center hosting the NFL Experience will be, at our local Command Center and beyond.

“We’re so thankful to Verizon for partnering with us,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “We want to make sure when you’re in downtown Phoenix with a million of your closest friends, that you will have the service you need to send those pictures that make everyone that’s not with us jealous.”

One of the ways we’re ensuring this success is through our command center that was specifically designed to help engineers find issues in the network before our customers do.

“We have a history of putting on Super Bowls here in the valley,” said Principal Engineer of Network Engineering Jennifer Weaver. “So, this is not our first time, but this command center is really just amped up so much more for Super Bowl 57, and the data and the information that's coming out of here is truly remarkable.”

Even two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, who won one of his titles in State Farm Stadium itself, is impressed. “As we gear up for Super Bowl 57, it’s really incredible to see all the ways Verizon has upgraded the experience for everyone in Glendale, Phoenix and beyond,” Manning said. “From partygoers at home to the fans in the stands, Verizon is making it more exciting than ever to connect to the game and with each other.”

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About the author:

Chris is a member of the Verizon Public Relations team and a contributor to Up To Speed. When he's not singing a cappella or quoting vintage episodes of "The Simpsons," please give him all your burgers.

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