June 4, 2010
Boingo partners with two AEG venues to operate WiFi services
Home Depot Center News
Southern California's Home Depot Center and Citizens Business Bank Arena Roll Out Wireless Internet Access to Enhance Guest Experience During Events
LOS ANGELES, CA - June 2, 2010 - Boingo Wireless, the world's leading WiFi provider, announced that they have entered into an agreement to install and operate their state-of-the-art enterprise-class WiFi networks at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., and the Citizen's Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.
Boingo will provide venue guests with retail WiFi services based on the company's industry-leading neutral host roaming platform throughout both facilities, including the seating areas, concessions, restaurant and hospitality areas. Guests can access the Internet on their laptops, netbooks, tablets and smartphones.
Both venues were developed and are managed by AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG that owns, operates or consults with more than 100 of the industry's preeminent venues worldwide.
\"Our partnership with these world-class venues is a significant coup for Boingo as we continue to expand our owned and operated network beyond airports,\" said Jim Janowiak, vice president of business development at Boingo. \"The Home Depot Center and Citizens Business Bank Arena mark the first venue-wide major spectator facilities within our managed network and we're aiming to add more locations like these to the lineup.\"
The Home Depot Center hosts a variety of national and international competitions, including boxing, tennis, basketball and soccer matches. The 125-acre development is home to the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA of Major League Soccer (MLS) and is the training headquarters for the United States Soccer Federation, the home of the USTA's Player Development Training Center-West and an official USA Cycling training site. The Citizens Bank Business Arena -located approximately fifty miles from The Home Depot Center - also hosts sporting events in addition to concerts, family shows, and conventions.
\"Internet access has been a popular request among The Home Depot Center patrons -- especially those with smartphones -- and we are pleased to be able to offer WiFi access through our partnership with Boingo, who is a leader in providing internet services in large venues\" said Katie Pandolfo, General Manager, The Home Depot Center.
\"We are pleased that the Boingo partnership will provide the latest technology to assist our guests in staying connected\" Steve Eckerson, General Manager, Citizens Business Bank Arena.
Boingo WiFi will enable guests at both venues to enjoy an intuitive, reliable, and fast online experience. After connecting to the \"Boingo Hotspot\" SSID, users will be redirected to a Boingo landing page -- accessible on both laptop and mobile devices -- with several WiFi access offerings including day passes and subscriptions.
About The Home Depot Center
The Home Depot Center is southern California's home of world-class competition and training facilities for amateur, Olympic, collegiate and professional athletes. The $150 million, privately financed facility was developed and is operated by AEG Facilities on a 125-acre site on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in Carson, California. The Home Depot Center features an 8,000-seat tennis and boxing stadium, a 27,000-seat stadium for soccer, rugby and other athletic competitions and outdoor concerts, a 10,000-seat facility for track & field and a 2,450-seat indoor Velodrome for track cycling. The Home Depot Center is home to two Major League Soccer teams, the Los Angeles Galaxy and Chivas USA. Named an Official U.S. Olympic Training Site, The Home Depot Center is also home of the United States Tennis Association's (USTA) High Performance Training Center, the national team training headquarters for the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and Athletes' Performance, an international training center for elite and professional athletes. For more information, please visit www.homedepotcenter.com.
About Citizens Business Bank Arena
Citizens Business Bank Arena, built and owned by the City of Ontario, operated by AEG Facilities, includes 9,500 fixed seats with additional \"portable\" seating risers to accommodate capacities of 11,089 for concerts, 9,736 for ice hockey and 10,832 for basketball. The 225,000 square foot venue features 36 luxury suites located on two levels and a continuous concourse hosting a variety of refreshment stands, merchandise kiosks, a VIP club and other fan amenities. Citizens Business Bank Arena hosts ice hockey and a variety of other sporting competitions, concerts, family shows, special events, conventions, school and community activities as well as private events. The Arena is home to Ontario Reign, an ECHL Premier AA Hockey Team. The venue is the biggest and most modern arena within the Inland Empire, an area with over 4.1 million people. It is located in the City of Ontario, on a 37-acre parcel located between Haven Avenue and Milliken Avenue, Fourth Street and the I-10 Freeway. For more information, please visit www.CBBankArena.com.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc., the global market leader in Wi-Fi, makes it simple and easy for people to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 125,000 hotspots worldwide. With a single account, Boingo users can logon to the Boingo Network locations that include the top airports around the world, major hotel chains, cafÃ©s and coffee shops, restaurants, and metropolitan hot zones. Boingo, and its Concourse Communications Group subsidiary, operate wired and wireless networks at 58 airports worldwide that cover 42% of North American enplanements and 60% of United Kingdom enplanements, as well as the Ferries Division Wi-Fi network of the Washington State DOT. For more information about Boingo, please visit www.boingo.com.
Boingo, Boingo Wireless, Boingo Mobile, the Boingo Wireless Logo and Don't Just Go. Boingo! are registered trademarks of Boingo Wireless, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
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