Aruba announced today that Maryland Jockey Club has deployed its gigabit Wi-Fi network at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland for this week’s Preakness Stakes events which may draw 180,000 attendees.
While several events will take place throughout the week, the main events include Black-Eyed Susan Day on Friday, May 18th and the 143rd Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 19th which is the Middle Jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown, featuring the top performing Thoroughbreds from around the world.
Using Aruba’s wired, wireless and software solutions, the network will cover Pimlico’s 140-acre race course, including the infield, the six-story grandstand building, and the Stronach owner’s chalet. Utilizing Aruba’s ClearPass security solutions, the network will also provide safe connectivity to various other groups at the events including employees, horsemen, photographers, media, ticketing, parking, betting and point of sale systems.
The Stronach Group, parent company of Pimlico and the Maryland Jockey Club, is committed to enhancing the attendee experience by providing the best-in-class network connectivity and performance.
“In this day and age, superior Wi-Fi is expected by our attendees as they rely on their mobile devices not only for connectivity, but also for multiple activities including buying concessions and souvenirs, placing bets, and social media interaction,” said Sal Sinatra, president, Maryland Jockey Club. “We expect them to be pleased with their experience this year.”