Corinthians, a Brazilian Soccer Club, made a 10-year contract with IBM to advance its stadium technology. It will be the first Brazilian and Latin American team to discover digital renovation abilities with a 360-degree method on and off the stadium. The club believes that the main advantages will come by 2019. In this ride, Corinthians wishes to transforms its fans’ experience by providing deep understandings to its technical employees and the coach.

IBM will assist in advancing and managing the complete Corinthians Arena’s information technology atmosphere with rational delivery abilities by deploying third party systems, IBM’s “Fiel Torcedor” loyalty platform hosted on the IBM Cloud, and its Services Platform. IBM will also look after legacy systems, will be refined and modernized, for example, management of their ticket selling and fan program system, and the present entree gates in compliance with FIFA standards.

Currently, more than 117 thousand fans have registered in Corinthians’ “Fiel Torcedor” program, and it is projected that the Club has over 33 million Brazillian fans. Through this digital renovation, Corinthians believes the number of fans registered in their loyalty program will double in the coming 18 months, due to the latest services and products.

Corinthians belongs to the best Brazilian clubs, have won seven national titles, 29 state championships (which is a record), and three Copa do Brasil trophies. According to Forbes, it is the most valued American football club and it is also the most widely supported squads across the globe.

“We are convinced of the benefits that a global partner like IBM can bring to Corinthians in general and to the Arena in particular, making the convergence of technologies and Artificial Intelligence key to a new era of possibilities for the fans, improving the experience of each and every Corinthians fan during and after the match day. There will be one way to support before and a whole new way after this contract, which will allow unprecedented ways of immersion in the most loved club of Brazil. Everything will change, and the passion, that’s always the same, will find new ways of expression from today on,” Marketing Director of the club, Luis Paulo Rosenberg, told.

“Corinthians is leveraging Watson Artificial Intelligence to redefine the way we will experience soccer through its digital reinvention,” Antonio Martins, General Manager of IBM Brazil, claimed. “The club has been pioneering and innovating to improve the experience, comfort, connectivity, engagement and communication of its fans in the games, in addition to expanding its opportunities of business and partnerships. We are excited to be the partner of choice in leading a new era of soccer experience through AI, cloud, driving digital transformation through IBM Services in the Brazilian sport environment.”

Furthermore, IBM keeps on advancing its fan experiences for entertainment and sports venues across the globe, and is the digital reinvention partner for venues such as the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Banc of California Stadium, training facility of Atlanta United Football Club, home of the Atlanta Falcons and the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground.