Cox Business to Power New Frontwave Arena
Cox Business recently announced it will be powering Frontwave Arena — a multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue— with the fastest optical internet service available. With installation estimated to begin in late spring/early summer of 2024, Cox will deploy a high-capacity fiber network capable of delivering a full suite of technology solutions that enhance the connected guest and fan experience both on and off the field of this latest state-of-the-art facility.
“Increasingly, the demand for advanced technologies is driven by high consumer expectations that world-class venues deliver an exceptional connected-guest experience,” said Jodi Duva, Vice President, Cox Business. “Cox Business is leading the way with large, multi-service, and bandwidth-intensive installations at the nation’s largest arenas and stadiums. We’re extremely proud to serve Frontwave Arena.”
For local residents and visitors alike, the 170,000-square-foot arena is ushering in a new era of entertainment for everyone to enjoy. The only facility of its kind in this part of Southern California, Frontwave Arena will be a premier destination for music, headline comedy, family programming, and community events. The arena will also be home to 16-time champion San Diego Sockers and host a growing roster of sports events. Due to the tremendous growth and complexity of North San Diego County and Southern Orange County, this arena will provide a much-needed home for sports and entertainment.
Even before the development of Frontwave Arena, Cox Business made an investment to deploy fiber-optic infrastructure throughout the area. Access to high-speed internet underpins the vision for the greater San Diego region, making Cox well-positioned to serve Frontwave Arena in this capacity. It was the Cox Business San Diego hospitality team of JC Teopengco, Mark Hopkins, and Clark Fryrear that leveraged the company’s leadership and innovation to execute an agreement in partnership with Frontwave Arena. Together, Cox and Frontwave Arena will develop and innovate connected fan and guest experiences like other multi-purpose venues in Southern California.
With this endeavor, Cox will provide state-of-the-art IP voice solutions, dedicated fiber internet, advanced network and premise security, Hospitality Network-managed WiFi access points, among other provisions. Together, Cox and Frontwave Arena will develop and innovate connected fan and guest experiences like other multi-purpose venues in Southern California.
Setting New Standards for Fan Experience
Frontwave Arena sets new standards for fan experiences with excellent sightlines from every seat, a variety of craft food and drinks, including local favorites, and an expansive outdoor plaza with performances, activities, and more. The innovation and cutting-edge technology provided by Cox Business will make Frontwave Arena a hub for community gatherings and entertainment.
“Our partnership with Cox Business marks an exciting milestone in our mission to create a seamless and immersive experience for our visitors, reaffirming our dedication to delivering the ultimate in audience engagement,” said Frontwave Arena Chief Technology Officer Eric Holcomb.
In addition to the entertainment it promises to provide, the 7,500-capacity Frontwave Arena will create jobs and economic opportunities for residents of the surrounding areas, creating a positive impact in the community.
As an official telecommunications provider of the 170,000-square-foot arena, Cox will power such events as interactive game-day activation utilizing the latest technologies. Cox will leverage its rich history of offering engaging activities like the Cox Virtual Meet-and-Greet which changes the way fans interact with, say, the soccer game and their athletic heroes and creates memorable moments for fans.
Relying in part on its Hospitality Network division to implement the advanced technologies, Cox Business has years’ worth of large-scale technology deployments at arenas, convention areas, and meeting facilities.