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Liverpool vs Sporting to be shown in VR

Liverpool's pre-season clash with Sporting CP to be shown in virtual reality

July 24, 2019 By Ali M.
Fans at home can be transported to the Yankee Stadium, the venue of this friendly, after a VR partnership was announced.

Liverpool and Sporting CP are set to lock horns as both sides continue their preparation for the upcoming campaign. With the 2019/20 season right around the corner, this pre-season friendly should prove to be a crucial 90 minutes for both sides.

However, it's not the quality of the players on show that's grabbing the headlines right now, nor the fact that two popular teams from Europe will lock horns at the Yankee Stadium in the United States. No, the most eye-catching this about this fixture is that it will be shown in virtual reality?

How will this game be aired on VR?

As reported by Soccerex, NextVR has partnered with the Merseyside giants to virtually transport fans to the stadium via eight cameras placed around the stands. Anyone who is lucky enough to experience this pre-season friendly this way will be treated to "dedicated announcers for the build-up to the game, halftime analysis, and a post-match recap".

"Virtual Reality in technology is advancing at a very fast pace and transforming how sports fans consume content," NextVR’s Chief Operating Officer David Cramer said.

"Fans always want to be as close to the action as possible and now, with NextVR technology, they get to live the most exciting moments of this live football game to their fullest." 

How can this game be watched in virtual reality (VR)?

This VR showing is exclusive to fans in the United States that are NextVR users with Oculus GearVR or Go headsets. Those with Oculus Venues will also be able to enjoy this experience.

When will the game be played?

This match will take place on July 24 at, as earlier mentioned, at the Yankee Stadium. Kick-off time is scheduled at 20:00 ET/00:00 GMT.

Can fans stream the game or watch it live on TV?

Yes, they can. Below are geo-localized listings for the Liverpool vs Sporting CP friendly.

Make sure to check out our Liverpool vs Sporting CP match preview for more info on this friendly.

 


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