Your days are numbered, old guy shouting the score to the Bama-Tulane game from underneath your disintegrating Walkman foam headphones. Jordan-Hare’s new Conference Crier will be the dude juggling his Coke and a now-permitted iPad, or even laptop. Because in an effort to encourage a more interactive gameday experience, Auburn will offer football fans WiFi this fall—for a price.
According to al.com, the new wireless access fees will be $7.95 for 24 hours, $9.95 for 48 hours, $11.95 for 72 hours and $17.95 for a month. Best anyone can figure out, South Carolina and Mississippi State are the only other SEC schools providing a similar service.
(We’re looking at it as the first step toward turning Tim Cook’s iStadium into a reality.)
“We want there to be very little difference between sitting on your couch and being here,” said Cassie Arner, Auburn’s assistant athletics director for public relations. “If we really want to continue to have the strong crowds that we have, then we’ve got to start being sensitive to making things more convenient for fans, if we can.”
They’re off to a good start. Come September, fans that don’t have time to hit the corner after the game can just roll Toomer’s while they’re walking back to their car.
Even the eagles are being e-coddled these days.
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