Facebook’s Newest Feature is Real-Time Experiences and Conversations Around Sports


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Facebook is rolling out a new feature within Facebook to allow sports fans around the world more access to information, conversations, scores, and stats on their favorite teams. “Sports Stadium” is the latest attempt to take on Twitter’s real-time dominance in live events.

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Facebook recently announced their newest feature built into Facebook on desktop and mobile called “Sports Stadium” which serves as a dedicated place to experience sports in real-time with friends, experts, athletes, and the entire world.

There are more nearly 700 million sports fans on Facebook who already use the platform to celebrate victories, trash talk with friends, and follow along with their favorite players and teams.

Now, Facebook’s “Sports Stadium” will allow people to get closer to the game, statistics, and conversations happening around the globe, and feel like they’re watching a game inside the arena with friends.

Facebook Sports Stadium

Today we’re launching the Facebook Sports Stadium, a dedicated place to experience sports in real-time with your friends and the world. Check out our product announcement here: http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/01/facebook-sports-stadium With 650 million sports fans, Facebook is the world’s largest stadium. People already turn to Facebook to celebrate, commiserate, and talk trash with their friends and other fans.Now we’ve built a place devoted to sports so you can get the feeling you’re watching the game with your friends even when you aren’t together.

Posted by Sports on Facebook on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

 
Some of Sports Stadium’s features allow you to see live scores, stats, a play-by-play feed, posts and comments from friends, sports industry experts and media personalities, and content from teams, leagues, journalists, and others in sports.

Facebook is initially rolling out Sports Stadium for American football games, with support for other sports like basketball, soccer, and more coming soon. The experience is available now on iPhone in the US, and will expand to other platforms in the coming weeks. Just search for a team or game in Facebook’s search bar to find the Sports Stadium experience.



Tyler Becker

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Tyler is the Director of Content at Crowdcentric and Social Media Week. He writes about digital media, entertainment, emerging tech, Internet silly-billies, mobile apps, and more. Oh, and he likes craft beer, travel, and podcasts.



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