Mobile phone operator EE is aiming to turn Wembley into the most connected stadium in the world after the pair signed a six-year deal today.

Through the deal, which takes place with immediate effect, Wembley will receive a multi-million pound investment in its technological infrastructure. 

EE said that it will introduce mobile ticketing solutions, enhanced mobile network access and super-fast Wi-Fi for all.

While some of the technologies may not be delivered for years, EE customers will benefit from exclusive ticketing and marketing initiatives from late March.

The deal also includes the launch of a free bespoke app that is designed for Wembley visitors. The iOS and Android app, available to download from iTunes and the Google Play store from today, will provide fans with event content as well as stadium and travel information.

Stadium chairman Melvin Benn believes the deal will boost Wembley's reputation as one of the best stadia in world sport. 

"We have been looking for the right partner to help us make sure that Wembley maintains its reputation for being one of the best sport and entertainment venues on the planet," he said. "Wembley Stadium marked its 90th anniversary in 2013 and this partnership shows that we’re looking to the future and ensuring that we fulfil our ambition to offer inspiring memories."

Olaf Swantee, CEO at EE, said: "Over the coming months, we will announce an exciting programme of upgrades and innovations to the existing infrastructure at Wembley that will ensure the stadium offers visitors a world class spectator experience for many years to come.”

The first event to be staged at Wembley under the new partnership will be the Capital One Cup Final between Sunderland and Manchester City on 2 March.

As part of the partnership EE will become a supplier to the England Men’s senior team and The FA Cup competition, while a new composite logo is being launched today to unite the two organisations.

Elsewhere in the UK, other football stadiums, such as Liverpool's Anfield and Everton's Goodison Park, have also spent money on improving their networks so they can effectively serve tens of thousands of football fans simultaneously. 

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