The Wi-Fi hotspots around the Levi’s Stadium at WrestleMania 31 were going non stop all afternoon as Mobile Sports Report today revealed that WWE fans used a whopping 4.5 terabytes during the event, smashing the previous record of 3.3 terabytes used during the 49ers home opener in 2014.
The number was given out by a representative of the San Francisco 49ers, who own and operate the Levi’s Stadium.
To service the entire stadium, techs extended the Wi-Fi network to reach the field, which had a capacity of around 4,000 people. Extra Wi-Fi coverage was also added for the three temporary seating sections that were erected in the Levi’s Stadium southeast plaza.
“We considered the event a success from a Wi-Fi standpoint considering the temporary APs served almost 4,000 people and moved a large amount of data,” said Roger Hacker, senior manager, corporate communications for the San Francisco 49ers. “We moved a significant amount of traffic all the while seeing minimal negative comments on social media.”
76 extra access points were installed throughout the stadium with 69 on the field level itself and seven more on the field-level walls. The results from the WrestleMania event, Hacker said, will help the Niners and Levi’s Stadium staff prepare for future events with on-field seating. Access Points were placed underneath seats, extending the network “in a cost-effective, safe and repeatable manner.”
According to statistics released by the 49ers, the peak concurrent user mark was 14,800 on the Wi-Fi network at around 8:10PM. The Wi-Fi network carried 1.61 Gbps of average continuous bandwidth from 2:20PM to 8:00PM, also a new stadium record. The peak bandwidth usage was 2.474 Gbps at 7:10PM.