The Tampa Bay Rowdies, Spiideo and CineSports have recently agreed to a new and exciting partnership. Established in 1975, the Florida based team played its inaugural season as part of the NASL (North American Soccer League), the first professional league based in the United States and Canada. Now, as part of the growing United Soccer League (USL), Tampa Bay haven’t wasted any time utilizing Spiideo’s camera system to enhance their home pitch.
“The installation of the Spiideo camera system has provided the staff with an enhanced teaching tool for providing players with immediate tactical feedback.” says Stuart Dobson, assistant coach for the Tampa Bay Rowdies. “The live tagging feature has given us powerful teaching moments in which we are able to immediately review key moments from pitchside, whether it be during training sessions or following games. The system allows the staff to switch between having the full team in view, for assessing key tactical moments, to zooming in on a small area to focus on an individual play.”
Currently in the hunt for an Eastern Conference playoff spot, the Rowdies have installed cameras in the 7,227 seat Al Lang Stadium. Located in downtown St. Petersburg and overlooking the bay, the newly renovated venue has been transformed from a well known spring training facility into a beautiful soccer-only stadium. Available for immediate use after its installation, the Spiideo camera system is already transforming how the Rowdies incorporate video and analysis into their daily routine by recording training and their most recent USL match against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
CineSports is thrilled to add another Spiideo installation to the city of Tampa Bay (currently being used by University of South Florida) and to be partnered with such a great organization. We offer our thanks to the Rowdies for their support and will certainly be rooting for the green and yellow as the USL season continues to heat up.