Facebook has just launched a new feature called Facebook Sports Stadium. This is a dedicated place to experience sports in real-time with your friends and the world.
With 650 million sports fans, Facebook is the world’s largest stadium. People already turn to Facebook to celebrate, commiserate, and talk trash with their friends and other fans.
With Facebook Sports, all the content on Facebook related to the game is in one place, and it comes in real time and appears chronologically. You can see:
- Posts from your friends, and their comments on plays
- Posts and commentary from experts, like teams, leagues and journalists, with easy access to their Pages
- Live scores, stats and a play-by-play
- Game info, like where to find the game on TV
This is surely going to be a knockout for Facebook as the love of Sports is global and the Sports lovers are passionate about their sports.
Facebook will be rolling out this feature for American football games and will support other sports around the world like basketball, soccer, and more soon.
Football (Soccer) is passionately followed in Nigeria and it is expected that upon the introduction of Football in the Facebook Sports Stadium, it would be largely subscribed to. The experience is available now on iPhone in the US, and will expand to other platforms in the coming weeks.