Manchester City is Building the First Soccer Stadium Metaverse
With the support of virtual reality experts at Sony, Manchester City has started building the world's first football stadium in the metaverse.
Manchester City, the English Premier League champions, is on the verge of being the first football team to build a stadium in the Metaverse. Sony virtual reality (VR) specialists will construct the replica Etihad stadium.
In a virtual reality universe, the club's stadium will become the major hub of City using image analysis and skeletal-tracking technology developed by Hawk-Eye, a subsidiary of the tech and entertainment company.
The Premier League's digital pioneers have signed a three-year partnership with Sony, and while development on the project is still in its early stages, teams of Sony experts have already visited the Etihad to digitally map it and reproduce it in virtual reality.
The construction of a virtual stadium may also have an impact on broadcast rights. According to some reports, teams streaming their games in the metaverse might sell broadcast rights to viewers directly rather than through a television agency or media business.
The stadium's completion date is yet to be determined by Man City and Sony. Because the metaverse is still in its early stage, it may take some time to construct the virtual stadium and then have fans adopt this channel and use it to watch soccer games.