Verizon Shows What It Took to Wire U.S. Bank Stadium for 73,000 Fans at the Super Bowl

New social videos offer a peek at the venue's wireless infrastructure

When the Falcons faced off against the Patriots in Super Bowl LI last year, Verizon customers at Houston’s NRG Stadium—where Verizon had installed some 900 antennas—burned their way through 11 terabytes of data. (That’s roughly the equivalent of one guy watching HD video nonstop for 255 days, or everything on the shelves of the Library of Congress, plus an extra terabyte.) For the game this year, Verizon, which has packed U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis with 1,200 antennas, is bracing for an even bigger load—much bigger.