FC Cincinnati today announced Atomic Data, the club’s IT as a Service provider, as Official IT Partner, Official Wi-Fi Provider, and title sponsor for the 300-level suites at TQL Stadium.
As a part of the five-year agreement, Atomic Data becomes the exclusive naming rights partner for the 300-level suites and the fan-facing Wi-Fi at TQL Stadium. Starting this season, the 300-level will be renamed the ‘Atomic Data Suite Level’ and fans will connect to the free stadium Wi-Fi using the name ‘#AtomicData FanWiFi@TQLStadium’
“Atomic Data has been a reliable partner since we began building TQL Stadium in 2019,” said Jeff Berding, FC Cincinnati Co-CEO. “We are excited to continue this valuable partnership to provide our fans with free, accessible Wi-Fi on gamedays, and exceptional IT for our club. We are also proud to unveil the ‘Atomic Data Suite Level’ for fans this season, and beyond.”
On this, Atomic Data’s latest foray into the sports and entertainment market, Jim Wolford, CEO stated, “FC Cincinnati is one of those Clubs that puts its money where its mouth is. They view technology as a means to differentiate their brand, and we couldn’t agree more. So, it was only natural to build upon our past wins together and cement the partnership with this long-term agreement. We look forward to bringing the best in sports and venue technology to FC Cincinnati and its fans."
The partnership between Atomic Data and FC Cincinnati is years in the making. Beginning in 2019, Atomic Data first served as FC Cincinnati’s owner’s technology representative and provided holistic technology oversight before and during the construction of TQL Stadium. During that time, Atomic Data and Aruba Networks were selected to design, build, install, and manage the wired and wireless network at TQL Stadium. Following the successful, under-budget Stadium launch, the partnership expanded further in 2021 to include comprehensive IT as a Service for the Club’s Cincinnati office and Mercy Health Training Center. In this role, Atomic Data will be providing information security hardening, systems upgrades, virtual CIO/CTO/CISO consulting, and other IT services. To meet the Team’s on-site technology needs, Atomic Data continues to grow its presence in Ohio, where it now employs several full-time staff.