Islamabad United has made history by launching the first virtual stadium in Pakistan. The virtual U-Meta Stadium is located in the metaverse Decentraland and is also available on Android. This move into the metaverse reflects the franchise’s partnership with companies such as Decentraland and Vegas City, and its aim to provide a truly immersive experience for cricket fans all around the world along with Pakistan.
The virtual stadium will offer fans a variety of responsive challenges and interactions with player avatars. This is a unique and innovative approach to bring fans closer to the game, and to the players themselves. The virtual stadium will provide a more immersive experience for fans, allowing them to feel as though they are a part of the action.
In addition to the virtual stadium, Islamabad United has introduced digital collectible cards utilizing blockchain and NFT technology. These cards will bring fans closer to the team and offer access to rewards. This new technology will offer fans the chance to own a piece of the team and its history, making the experience of being a fan even more meaningful and personal.
James Ashton, CEO of Vegas City, said, “Islamabad United has always prided itself in introducing innovative and new concepts to cricket fans in Pakistan as well as globally. I’m really excited about providing an unprecedented fan experience in the metaverse through industry leaders like Decentraland and Vegas City.” He added, “We look forward to providing world-class experiences to cricket fans not only from Pakistan but from around the world.”
This launch of the virtual stadium and the introduction of digital collectible cards is a testament to the franchise’s commitment to providing fans with the most immersive and innovative experience possible. It also reflects the growing trend of sports teams using technology to bring fans closer to the action and to provide unique and memorable experiences.