- The Red Devils' owners want players to wear cameras, allowing fans to watch matches from their perspective.
- The Manchester United Owners' Augmented Reality plans might require separate payment for viewing specific players during the game.
Manchester United is arguably the biggest club in soccer history over the years. The Premier League club has won some of the most prestigious titles in the top tier of England. The Red Devils are owned by the American business entity known as the Glazers.
As per recent reports, the Glazers are speculated to be planning to take a step into the world of Augmented reality. The Red Devils’ owners are visioning their players to wear cameras during their on-field matches. This will enable fans to watch the match from the perspective angle of the player they are likely to follow more closely.
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Manchester United are said to have plans for players to wear CAMERAS during matches so that fans can watch games from the perspective of their favourite player!
— mufcmpb (@mufcMPB) February 10, 2024
The Glazers see this step towards Augmented Reality as capable of bringing a true financial boost. In the modern era, the Premier League is keeping a close eye on its clubs in terms of financial fair play. If the latest plans of the Glazers turn out to be successful, it can significantly help them balance their books better in terms of financial leverage.
More about the speculated Augmented Reality initiative by the Glazers
It is being hinted that under the much-talked-about Augmented Reality plans of the Manchester United Owners, the spectators will pay separately for the player whom they want to follow while the play resumes on the field. It will likely be an add-on service. Could be available for those only who decide to opt for it.
Glazers ‘want augmented reality scheme at Manchester United’ that would see fans paying to watch games through cameras mounted on their favourite players https://t.co/9OPz9ptil8 pic.twitter.com/8qUNJwbkwd
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) February 9, 2024
Reports helm that the Glazers might be right about the financial benefit that the scheme could bring. But, it won’t be an easy task to get the dice rolling from day one. Manchester United’s former Executive Vice-Chairman, Ed Woodward is being termed as one of the main personalities behind this visionary plan.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s Old Trafford stadium revamp plans for Manchester United
Manchester United’s minority stakeholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe has plans for a revamp of the club’s stadium called Old Trafford. There have been several reports regarding the INEOS CEO wanting to convert the stadium into a ‘Wembley of the North’ resembling London’s Wembley Stadium.
However, the club’s hierarchy is currently in the middle of a fix. It involves a two-way path. The club can either build a new stadium. While they can also rebuild the existing one. Either way, it has been termed in the English media that Sir Jim holds his plans for United’s stadium high on his priority list. The Red Devils fans would hope that whatever decision the club’s hierarchy takes, suits them in the long run.