Sporting KC debuts new SkyCam system

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The beautiful game might look a little more beautiful for Sporting Kansas City fans on Saturday. The game will be broadcast using the new SkyCam.

SKCTV is debuting the cutting-edge SkyCam Wildcat system during Saturday’s match against Real Salt Lake at Children’s Mercy Park.

“Bringing SkyCam to professional soccer will help SKCTV deliver the best television viewing experience in the sport,” Sporting KC president Jake Reid said in a statement. “This state-of-the-art addition will showcase the game to supporters in a whole new way and aligns with the club’s commitment to innovation and originality.”

The SkyCam can cross over the field in excess of 25 miles per hour, which allows it to exceed the speed of play and provide viewers at home with breathtaking views.

The installation also includes two elevated robotic cameras positioned behind the goal and above the crossbar.