AT&T and Boingo Wireless have added antennas throughout Soldier Field stadium in Chicago, Illinois. This is in an effort to improve coverage available to patrons attending events and games. This type of installation system is unlike a cell tower, yet will still boost network performance to attendees within the stadium. According to nbcchicago.com, a spokesman for Soldier Field states, “Unlike a cell tower, it uses more than 250 stealth antennas hidden under speakers and behind signs, outside in the stadium’s bowl and inside in places like the United Club. This is about connectivity. People share those experiences while they are at an event.”
With this coverage boost, AT&T and Boingo Wireless will see a giant increase in profits. Anytime there is a modification or upgrade to telecom equipment, the landlord must attain proper counsel in order to level the playing field between the telecom giants and themselves. Otherwise, a property owner could be signing away certain rights, along with the possibility of leaving thousands of dollars on the table in potential shared revenues.