GAA Signs Tech Partnership with Huawei

The GAA has signed a three-year partnership with Chinese mobile phone and technology giant Huawei.

Huawei will work with the GAA to help develop Croke Park into one of the most technologically advanced ‘Smart Stadiums’ in Europe.

Working in collaboration with Croke Park, Huawei will provide the technical expertise and industry know-how to develop capability in terms of real-time data usage, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, to enhance the experience of fans and patrons of the stadium.

“Huawei continues to invest in Ireland’s technology ecosystem and we are always looking to strengthen our relationship with our local customers and partners,” said Jijay Shen, CEO of Huawei Ireland.

“Our innovation partnership with the GAA offers the potential to make Croke Park, the home of Gaelic Games, the most technologically advanced stadium in Europe.”

“We are delighted to begin this partnership with the GAA and look forward to the Croke Park development over the coming years.”

“Technology plays an increasingly important role in society, facilities management and of course sport, so we are pleased to partner Huawei to support the development of the Croke Park experience for all its various activities,” added Peter McKenna, Commercial Director of the GAA.

“The national stadium for Gaelic Games and a prime visitor attraction, Croke Park prides itself on being one of the leading stadiums in Europe and this partnership will enhance our visitor experience.”

Huawei first became involved in Gaelic Games through a sponsorship of the Cuala GAA Club after they had won back to back AIB All Ireland Club Hurling Championships.

 

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