Case Study: Cricket club screens summer of live sport thanks to IT investment

Penrith Cricket Club has upgraded its WiFI network so that customers can make the most of future big sporting events such as live international football tournaments and cricket fixtures, along with the Olympics, Rugby World Tours and other large scale competitions. The upgraded system allows the club to show different matches at the same time, meaning sports fans won’t miss a kick, pass or catch, while also delivering uninterrupted Wi-Fi access throughout the club’s Tynefield Park ground, including the beer garden. The work was carried out by Carlisle-based Integrity IT Solutions ahead of the start of the cricket sporting calendar. Integrity IT Solutions, which also has a base in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, designs, supplies, supports and installs IT systems to suit all types and sizes of businesses across the north of England and south-west Scotland. Andrew said the new IT system was part of a wider project to develop the facilities at Penrith Cricket Club.

“We wanted to make the most of upcoming big sporting events and upgrading the network has given us more flexibility about which sports we can show and when across our three screens. The new Wi-Fi system is also helping us operate more effectively as a business because we can now take credit card payments outside in the beer garden, which makes life easier for our bar staff”

"People expect decent Wi-Fi when they visit a venue and, as well as the clubhouse and beer garden, we now have coverage throughout the ground, including for spectators watching the action on the pitch. We have a fantastic beer garden and a large function room, so being able to make the most of our facilities, both inside and outside, is an investment in the future of the club."

Andrew Hall, Chairman, Penrith cricket club.