Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex is using AI to live stream soccer games
Sports live streaming: ‘Paramount to the future’
CCP Soccer Complex’s commitment to quality is helping to attract bigger and better clubs and competitions to its facilities. In June, the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships will be taking place at the complex, with 4,400 athletes from 13 different states set to compete for a place at the 2021 US Youth Soccer National Championship.
CCP Soccer Complex has also recently signed a new deal that will see games played on its Championship Field four days per week for 26 weeks each year, which will significantly increase the use of its showpiece pitch. Likewise, with the city’s newly formed Major League Soccer team, St. Louis City SC, is already using the complex to hold try-outs for its MLS Next youth teams. CCP Soccer Complex hopes to play a significant role in supporting the club as it finds its feet in the United States’ premier soccer competition.
To ensure that it could provide a top-level experience to its partner clubs, tournament hosts, and fans, the facility knew that it needed a high-quality recording and streaming setup.
“Without question, the expectation for a top-tier facility is to have dynamite technology. We knew that making games available to watch for viewing purposes, coaching and training purposes, and college recruitment purposes, was going to be paramount in the future”, says Mike Hayes, CCP Soccer Complex’ Operations Manager
After researching potential solutions, Hayes settled on Spiideo due to the simplicity of the setup, ease of use, and high quality footage that Spiideo cameras provide.
Sustainable soccer: Maintaining the fields at CCP Soccer Complex
For events like the Midwest Regional Championships, family members and friends from across the United States and further afield will undoubtedly be keen to spectate. With Spiideo Play, they can, no matter where they are in the world. Through a dedicated game page for each scheduled event, anybody can purchase a game and watch live over a desktop, tablet, or smartphone device.
Aside from providing clubs, organizers, and fans with a better viewing experience, Spiideo Play will also serve as a valuable revenue stream for the complex. With fans paying a set feeto access a game, any profits generated will be put into a field replacement fund. This will gotowards maintaining the facilities and, in turn, ensure that CCP Soccer Complex can continue to provide world-class soccer facilities in the St. Louis area.
“As time goes on our wonderful fields are going to need replacing. When we make money, that money is put back into a replacement fund for that rainy day,” Hayes explains.