Source: News Bharati English22 Jan 2016 11:32:22

California, January 22: Facebook on Thursday announced a new drive called Facebook Sports Stadium’ that would  offer live updates of scores, posts from friends and commentators as well as information on where to watch games live. This, according to Facebook, will be a place for sports with a new online hub for news and sharing on sporting events.The “Facebook Sports Stadium” will offer live updates, posts from friends and commentators as well as and will be “a dedicated place to experience sports in real-time with your friends and the world,” said product manager Steve Kafka in a blog post.
With 650 million sports fans, Facebook is the world’s largest stadium and people already turn to Facebook to celebrate, commiserate, and talk trash with their friends and other fans. Now that Facebook has built a place devoted to sports, one can get the feeling you’re watching the game with your friends even when they aren’t even together, the release stated.

With Facebook Sports Stadium, all the content on Facebook related to the game is in one place, and it comes in real time and appears chronologically:

  1. Posts from your friends, and their comments on plays
  2. Posts and commentary from experts, like teams, leagues and journalists, with easy access to their Pages
  3. Live scores, stats and a play-by-play
  4. Game info, like where to find the game on TV

With this, one can follow the action as the game unfolds with a live play-by-play, and even like, comment on, and share individual plays and can also get up to speed quickly with live scores and the most discussed plays. It’s a second-screen experience that we hope makes watching the broadcast even better.
Sports is a global interest that connects people around the world. This product makes connecting over sports more fun and engaging, and we will continue listening to feedback to make it even better.

“We’re rolling this out today for American football games and will support other sports around the world like basketball, soccer, and more soon. The experience is available now on iPhone in the US, and will expand to other platforms in the coming weeks”, the release stated.