BBVA COMPASS STADIUM DEBUTS GOOGLE MAPS FOR 2014 EVENT SEASON
Mar 10, 2014
BBVA Compass Stadium, an AEG Facilities venue, in collaboration with the new Google Maps, has launched a new, online interactive indoor mapping feature which will allow patrons easier access to information and directions to the stadium. The mapping feature is accessible online or through the Google Map app.
Patrons using the new Google Maps will be able to obtain detailed directions to the stadium including identifying the closest entrance gate to utilize along with directions to the exact location of their seats. The Google Directions Project is a multi-phase mapping process. The first phase provides a detailed layout of the stadium interior complete with locations for restrooms, food vendors and ATM outlets. Subsequent phases will allow enhanced directions from the users’ current location directly to seating sections, the nearest restrooms and food vendors from their seat, and provide Google street views of the concourse and seating levels.
“The Google Map technology will allow patrons to access key information about the stadium immediately from their handheld devices which will create a better customer experience for all our patrons,” said Nathan Buchanan, Security Manager, BBVA Compass Stadium. “We look forward to rolling out additional phases which will include menu listings for concessions stands as well as enhanced street views for a more expansive visual layout of the property.”
BBVA Compass Stadium is the first stadium in Houston, as well as the first Major League Soccer stadium, to incorporate Google Map technology into the fan experience.
The stadium’s Google Map launched in February in preparation for fans to access prior to the Houston Dynamo opening day against New England Revolution on Saturday, March 8. Tickets are on sale now online at www.bbvacompassstadium.com, www.houstondynamo.com or www.axs.com or by calling 888-929-7849. Tickets are available at the Ticket Office, open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
About BBVA Compass Stadium
BBVA Compass Stadium, managed by AEG Facilities and part of its global network of the most elite venues worldwide, is a state-of-the-art, open-air stadium designed to host Houston Dynamo matches and Texas Southern University football games as well as additional professional, collegiate and community sporting events, concerts, exhibitions, conventions and special events. Opened on May 12, 2012, the 340,000-square foot, 22,000-seat stadium is the first soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer located in a city’s downtown district. With its downtown location, the new stadium is a part of a true ‘Stadium District,’ which includes Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center, as well as the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green, Warehouse Live and House of Blues.