San Francisco 49ers and Levi's Stadium Name Citrix as Mobile Workspace Technology Partner
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Citrix® announced today that it will become a business partner of the Santa Clara Stadium Authority and the San Francisco 49ers, supporting Levi's® Stadium as part of a 10-year agreement. The partnership includes Citrix branding of the Owners Club level of suites as the "Citrix Owners Club." The 49ers and Levi's® Stadium have also invested in Citrix mobility solutions and cloud services that will enable mobile workspace collaboration and productivity across Levi's® Stadium and during day-to-day team operations.
San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York (left) joins Citrix COO and CFO David Henshall (right) © Copyright 2014, Levis Stadium, all rights reserved (Photo: Business Wire)
While the stadium will benefit from the use of Citrix technology, the partnership will provide Citrix with a location that will act as an extension of the company's executive briefing center, located directly across the street from Levi's® Stadium at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters. The Citrix executive briefing center offers a shared experience between customers and Citrix executives. Citrix will utilize its own suite in the Citrix Owners Club, which includes a separate meeting boardroom, to augment the company's executive briefing center. This meeting space will allow for a collaborative approach that includes customized agendas and technical deep-dives, coupled with interactive demonstrations that showcase Citrix mobile workspace technology. Located within the Citrix Owners Club, which includes 22 suites and accommodates more than 400 people, guests of Citrix will be able to enjoy an atmosphere that was designed to reflect a high-end Napa winery and houses the many original works of art that make up the Levi's® Stadium Art Collection.
"As we strive to find innovative ways to connect with our fans and customers, mobile workspace technology from Citrix will allow us to do just that," said Jed York, CEO, San Francisco 49ers. "Partnering with a locally-based technology leader like Citrix aligns perfectly with the Levi's® Stadium vision of showcasing all that is special about the Bay Area."
Levi's® Stadium is one of the most technologically and environmentally advanced buildings in all of sports and entertainment. Citrix ShareFile® will be utilized by 49ers and Levi's® Stadium employees for fast, easy and secure sharing of files, photos, and videos. Citrix GoToMeeting®, GoToWebinar®, GoToTraining® and OpenVoice™ audio conferencing will be used by the front office, players and coaches from around the country for communications.
"We are excited to be partnering with the new Levi's Stadium team and the San Francisco 49ers and their adoption of Citrix mobility solutions," said David Henshall, COO and CFO, Citrix. "We host thousands of customers each year from businesses worldwide at our Silicon Valley executive briefing center, which is located across the street from Levi's® Stadium. The close proximity of the stadium makes this an invaluable resource for Citrix, and offers our customers an extraordinary experience tha is key to building and expanding our relationships."
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About Levi's® Stadium
Levi's® Stadium will be the new home to the San Francisco 49ers, and will also serve as one of the world's best outdoor sports and entertainment venues. It was designed by HNTB and is being built by Turner/Devcon for the Santa Clara Stadium Authority. The $1.2 billion venue will have 1.85 million square feet, seat approximately 68,500 and feature 170 luxury suites and 9,000 club seats. It was designed to be a multi-purpose facility with the flexibility to host a wide range of events, including domestic and international soccer, college football, motocross, concerts and various civic events, and will be expandable for major events such as the Super Bowl. Levi's® Stadium is owned by the Santa Clara Stadium Authority, a public joint powers authority that was established to provide for development and operation of Levi's® Stadium to ensure that the stadium serves the goals of the City of Santa Clara. For more information, go to www.LevisStadium.com.
About the San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers, owned by Denise and John York, currently play in the NFC West division and have won five Super Bowl trophies including Super Bowl XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV and XXIX. The franchise also has six conference championships and 19 divisional championships and was the first major league professional sports team to be based in San Francisco over 60 years ago. Please visit www.49ers.com and follow the 49ers on Facebook and Twitter @49ers.
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