How often does one hear or read these phrases:
Step aside Super Bowl.
Move over Final Four.
With the installation of WiFi for the 2019 football season inside The Shoe, the Ohio State Department of Athletics can share those messages with confidence.
This past weekend in the the primetime matchup with B1G rival Michigan State in Ohio Stadium, the crowd of 104,797 helped establish an all-time high for terabyte usage inside a venue, reaching 25.06 TB.
That mark surpassed the 24.05 TB set earlier this year Feb. 3 in Atlanta for Super Bowl 53 inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The number also topped Super Bowl 52 (16.31 TB) and the 2019 Final Four (17.8 TB), both held at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
In fact through the first six weeks of the 2019 college football season, Ohio State owns four of the Top 8 spots all-time in stadium WiFi usage:
|1.||Michigan State vs. Ohio State||Ohio Stadium||Oct. 5, 2019||25.60 TB|
|2.||Super Bowl 53||Mercedes-Benz Stadium||Feb. 3, 2019||24.05 TB|
|3.||2019 NCAA Final Four Semifinals||U.S. Bank Stadium||April 6, 2019||17.8 TB|
|4.||Super Bowl 52||U.S. Bank Stadium||Feb. 4, 2018||16.31 TB|
|5.||Miami (Oh) at Ohio State||Ohio Stadium||Sept. 21, 2019||13.70 TB|
|6.||2019 NCAA Final Four Final||U.S. Bank Stadium||April 8, 2019||13.4 TB|
|7.||FAU at Ohio State||Ohio Stadium||Aug. 31, 2019||13.1 TB|
|8.||Cincinnati at Ohio State||Ohio Stadium||Sept. 7, 2019||12.7 TB|
|9.||Alabama vs. Georgia, CFB Playoff||Mercedes-Benz Stadium||Jan. 8, 2018||12.0 TB|
|10.||Auburn vs. Florida||Ben Hill Griffin Stadium||Oct. 5, 2019||11.82 TB|
For more stadium WiFi usage information and a feature on the WiFi installation in The Shoe, visit mobilesportsreport.com
Congrats to the combined efforts between athletics, university staff and all involved in our Ohio Stadium WiFi project! @OhioStateFB vs Michigan State No. 1 all-time in WiFi usage. More than Super Bowls 52 & 53 and 2019 Men’s Final Four! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/ptXW6cg7Bj
— gene smith (@OSU_AD) October 8, 2019