Monday, May 31, 2010

Japan plans high-tech World Cup 2022 bid

Japan plans high-tech World Cup 2022 bid

Japan has devised a high-tech bid for the 2022 World Cup.



Japan hopes fans will be able to watch matches without 3D glasses by 2022 Photo: SKY




he country, which co-hosted the football tournament with Korea in 2002, hopes to convince Fifa to award it the tournament for a second time with an elaborate high-tech bid.
Japan plans to make use of 200 high definition cameras to film the matches and then transmit them across the world to be shown on giant 3D screens.
The Japanese are even considering ways to project 3D representations of the players onto empty pitches in other countries so that fans can enjoy a virtual football match. To make the experience even more immersive for viewers at the virtual match, microphones will be installed under the pitch at the World Cup to ensure that all the atmosphere is captured.
Football fans will use digital tickets to get into matches and use GPS to find their way around stadiums.
Kohzo Tashima is in charge of the Japanese bid committee and the $6 billion "Universal Fan Fest" 3D project. He hopes to broadcast the matches to nearly 360 million people around 400 stadiums across the globe.
In accordance with the global green trend, Japan also hopes to make use of the energy made by spectators; cheering, stamping and clapping will all be used to partly power the communications system.


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