Sports Fan Engagement

Student: Tara Deehan, 2019-2020

Sponsor: Ron Metoyer, Notre Dame, IN

The manner in which sports fans are experiencing their favorite sports is constantly changing. While network ratings are declining, fandoms are at an all time high so teams are looking to adopt innovative technologies to better connect with fanbases. Despite the need for an immersive and interactive all-in-one platform, no such technology exists. The goal of this Sports Fan Engagement technology is to create a tool that provides fans with real-time game statistics through an interactive dashboard interface, a livestream of the game, and a customizable chatroom. The focus of this project is on the use of data visualization to present fans with such statistics and use of an AI Chatbot that would engage fans in conversation. This allows sports fans to have all the information and date presented to them on a single platform so they can have a cohesive and immersive viewing experience.