New Philadelphia MLS Stadium Taps Panasonic

Panasonic has been named the official technology partner in a deal with Keystone Sports and Entertainment LLC, the Major League Soccer Philadelphia 2010 ownership group.

J.M. Allain, president of Panasonic System Solutions Co. at the groundbreaking ceremony for the “MLS Philadelphia 2010” project in December.

Panasonic will incorporate broadcast and vision system solutions from Panasonic System Solutions Co. into the MLS stadium and waterfront complex, which is scheduled to open in 2010 just south of Philadelphia, in Chester, Pa.

Panasonic is slated to supply camcorders, camera systems, production monitors, mixers and switchers and other technologies, including its HD remote head camera system. Also, there will be an area within the new complex called “The Panasonic Experience,” which will highlight the latest technology innovations for home and business.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held in December for the 18,500-seat multipurpose soccer and sports stadium that will be constructed at the foot of the Commodore Barry Bridge. The stadium will feature an 11,000-square-foot club, 30 suites, a built-in concert stage, and a special 2,000 seat zone for the Sons of Ben supporters club.

Nick Sakiewicz, CEO and operating partner of Keystone Sports and Entertainment said the partnership with Panasonic will extend throughout the entire waterfront redevelopment project. The new stadium is the centerpiece of a $500 million entertainment, retail, residential and commercial development covering more than 100 acres along the Delaware River waterfront.