Vivek Ranadive Rumors

The Sacramento Kings are set to open a new $507 million stadium in October. Inside you’ll find screens that are nearly as long as the court itself (84 feet) as well as high-capacity Wi-Fi systems intended to provide blazing fast internet for all in attendance. In addition to tweeting, snapping and providing the occasional status update, the Wi-Fi will provide fans with something new entirely: virtual reality replays of all the action. Now, no matter where you’re sitting, you can don a VR headset and view 360-degree replays of the action as if you were sitting courtside, according to Paul Jacobs, vice chairman and co-owner of the team. Jacobs is also the executive chairman of mobile chipmaker Qualcom, and he wants to provide an up-close experience that’s unlike anything many of us have ever seen.
The challenge with building tech into a project as massive and expensive as a sports arena is that tomorrow’s advances become yesterday’s relics. Ranadive and company have set themselves the formidable task of not only building today’s most up-to-date technology into the Golden 1 Center but creating an edifice flexible enough to adapt to what the future brings. That means building an arena that doesn’t just have concrete at its core. It also has code.