Mass notification company Everbridge has deployed in Tampa ahead of Super Bowl 55. The technology will send notifications to residents of the area in the event of an emergency, disruption, or if important information needs to be spread.
This is the fifth time that Super Bowl host city Tampa has used Everbridge mass notification to keep fans informed, according to the company.
Everbridge has also supported the cities of Miami, Atlanta, Houston and Santa Clara, Calif., as they played host to the NFL championship.
How it works
Tampa officials urged local residents and attendees to opt in to receive important updates on their mobile phones, according to the announcement.
Text messages may include COVID-19 safety protocols, traffic, weather and event alerts, including street closures and detours, transit delays, potential disruptions, and updates throughout the day.
Everbridge powers Tampa’s emergency alerting system, which is part of the AlertFlorida program that enables a network of government agencies, hospitals, universities, airports and businesses statewide to share life-saving information and respond more quickly to emergency situations.
As part of this statewide network, the company provides risk intelligence and emergency alerting to hundreds of organizations across all of Florida’s 67 counties, connecting the public and private sectors and allowing them to share critical data and notifications, according to the announcement.
Sunday’s big game marks the latest large-scale event to deploy Everbridge’s critical event management platform and keyword-based alerting solution, including two Presidential Inaugurations, celebratory parades, Times Square New Year’s Eve celebrations and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Additional sports & stadium technology resources:
- There’s An Esports Technology Certification Now, and Integrators Should Capitalize
- Mecca Sports Bar AV Experience is Almost Like an Arena
- Our Biggest Sports Fan’s Take on the Best Stadium Technology: Episode 9 of AV+, the Pro AV Podcast from Commercial Integrator
- Stadium Tech Fails That AV People Just Can’t Ignore
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