WASHINGTON, D.C. – FanPics and Monumental Sports & Entertainment today announced a partnership that will provide fans with a new, in-game, high-tech and engaging game-day experience for all Washington Capitals, Mystics and Wizards games at Verizon Center. Fans simply enter their seat number into the free FanPics app, and photos are delivered in real-time to their cellphones where they can instantly share on social media channels.
The in-game imaging technology involves the use of 12 FanPics camera units installed throughout Verizon Center to capture candid moments of every fan during games in real-time. Each FanPics image tells a story by providing a description of the moment alongside curated images of the action on the court and the ice.
High resolution images are then made available via the FanPics free app on Android and iOS for sharing on social media. The Wizards game against the Cavaliers on Feb. 28 is the first game where fans will be able to utilize the technology at Verizon Center. In-game promotions and social media contests will be incorporated throughout the Capitals and Wizards seasons with the FanPics app. The Mystics will become the first WNBA team to utilize the Fanpics technology during the 2016 season.
“FanPics is the perfect partner for combining cutting-edge technology with an engaging fan experience during Capitals, Mystics and Wizards games at Verizon Center,” said Patrick Duffy, senior vice president of corporate partnerships for Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “Mobile technology is at our fans fingertips on a regular basis. So we’re excited to work with FanPics on providing that extra experiential opportunity, while also expanding their reach into the WNBA with the Mystics.”
“Live events deliver many unique and emotional experiences,” said Vincent Crandon, president and CEO of FanPics. “FanPics captures those moments for Capitals, Wizards and Mystics fans at Verizon Center, and delivers them--without charge—in seconds to their mobile devices.”
The FanPics system is roughly the size of a shoebox and is designed to be modular and flexible for ease of installation throughout indoor and outdoor sports venues of any capacity.
FanPics for iOS can be downloaded at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fanpics/id729058172
FanPics for Android is available at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fanpics.app
FanPics combines the excitement and emotion of live sports, with the power of image-sharing via social media, delivering a compelling new in-stadium engagement platform for fans and teams. Through proprietary camera technology that captures fans’ priceless reactions during games and an app-based digital interface that allows images to be instantly shared via social networks, FanPics is changing the way fans experience games and teams connect with fans. The FanPics platform is based on a free, downloaded app, through which photos are delivered in real time to each fan’s mobile phone, allowing them to be instantly shared via social networks. FanPics currently works with the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Wizards, NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics, and the MLS’ Los Angeles Galaxy professional sports teams as well as the NCAA’s San Diego State University men’s basketball team. To learn more about the FanPics story and how to download the app for free, visit fanpics.com. To get in contact with FanPics for business inquiries and additional information please reach out to email@example.com.
About Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Monumental Sports & Entertainment is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates three professional sports teams: the NBA's Washington Wizards, NHL's Washington Capitals and WNBA's Washington Mystics. The group also owns and operates Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University's EagleBank Arena. In January 2013 Monumental Sports & Entertainment launched Monumental Network, a digital platform that serves as the hub for the region’s sports and entertainment news. Visit MonumentalNetwork.com for more information.