Smart Room Integrations for Alexa at Sports Stadiums

How Alexa can make your corporate boxes smart

John Campbell

Managing Director & Co founder

There are a wide variety of features that come with having an Alexa device in a corporate box, from being able to order food, discover match statistics, and play music.   

One key benefit that many people often take for granted at home are smart home integrations. That is to say, where Alexa “talks” to another device in your property. Having an Alexa Smart Property is no different, if anything it is easier because the setup has already been done: all a user needs to do is make their request to Alexa!   

So what integrations are relevant in the setting of a sports stadium? Read on to find out more.    


Television (IPTV) 

One major integration is with the television. Generally, all corporate boxes have televisions installed in them. Connecting a television to Alexa allows the user to switch it on, adjust the volume, and switch channels on command.  

However, integration can surpass the simple television controls. With IPTV, for providers including Triple Play, there are Video on Demand (VOD) systems. This means a catalogue of content can be accessed via voice commands. For instance, commands might include:  

  • “Alexa, show me the highlights from the last match” 
  • “Alexa, show me Kane’s goal from the first half” 
  • “Alexa, show me the post-match interview”   

The command is taken by Alexa, a call is made to the VOD system, and the request is completed.  



Alongside having televisions, many stadium boxes have in-built speakers. This allows for guests to connect their phone to the speaker and play their own music. These systems can be integrated with Alexa: either Alexa can be paired with the speakers or with an API integration.   


There are lots of benefits to attending matches in a corporate box, the views, the drinks, the padded seat…but the warmth of the box on a freezing cold Tuesday night can’t be forgotten. 

Similar to at-home Nest integrations, Alexa can control the heating, and adjust the box temperature up or down, or to a certain level. Gone are the complex thermostat controls, a simple voice command is all that’s required.




There are many perks to being a box, but when watching football, the rule of no simultaneous drinking and watching of the game still applies. With Alexa Smart Properties, staff would be able to quickly instruct Alexa to close drink counter blinds when the match is signalled to start. This would then stop users from missing any gameplay.



It is important to set the atmosphere for the match. For example, during the game, lights are often dimmed so that those watching from a box can see the game without reflection from lights. With Alexa Smart Properties, simple commands to Alexa make this possible.   



Smart plugs 

With the installation of smart plugs, more less anything in a room can be made ‘smart’. One example might be a fan, when made ‘smart’, with one command to Alexa, it can be turned on and off.   


Combination of commands together 

Where it really starts to get interesting is when a user makes a combination of smart home requests with just one command. For example:  

  • “Alexa, make the room match ready”Lights down, the television switches to live feed, volume down.   
  • “Alexa, party time” – Lights down, a celebration playlist begins, and highlights of the match are shown on the television. 
  • “Alexa, make the room ready for a business meeting”The television switches to HDMI 1, the lights turn up to full beam, and the heating is set to 21 degrees.



Evidently, there are many benefits to having smart room integrations in sports stadiums, if you are interested in learning more about Alexa Smart Properties for Sports Stadiums, please contact us here. 


John Campbell

Managing Director & Co founder

John founded Rabbit & Pork as the third agency and Voice Experience arm of TIPi Group. John has developed and launched several Google Actions and Skills, presented at several voice events around the UK, spoken on the VUX podcast and authored multiple whitepapers.