NFL considers in-stadium audio with miked-up players, coaches
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Would you want to hear Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers scream over stadium loudspeakers in delight for a Packers touchdown, or his coach Mike McCarthy ream out an official over those same loudspeakers for a bad call?
The NFL is moving closer to making such an idea reality.
The league is looking at miking-up players and coaches and having their sound available to fans attending games.
“We don’t need to take five years; it needs to be sooner rather than later,” said Stephen Jones, the Dallas Cowboys chief operating officer to the Sports Business Journal.
There are discussions about also making that audio available to television outlets, but there seems to be a movement to only allow it for fans in the stands to help sell tickets.
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