LAFC is partnering with the Foundation Fighting Blindness to welcome blind and visually impaired fans to LAFC games at Banc of California Stadium this season. Leveraging the team’s partnership with Mixhalo audio technology, fans will have access to crystal-clear real-time gameplay in English with ESPN LA’s Dave Denholm call-in and Spanish audio featuring Armando Aguayo on 980 AM La Mera Mera.
All Banc of California fans can now use their phone, headphones, and the free Mixhalo mobile app to listen to Mixhalo’s high-quality live audio for an immersive experience while watching at the stadium. As the very first MLS team to adopt the technology, LAFC first announced its collaboration with Mixhalo in December 2020. With fans now returning to Banc of California Stadium at full capacity, Mixhalo audio will be available to all fans. in every LAFC home game through the remainder of the 2022 season.
“LAFC games are for everyone,” said LAFC and CBO co-chairman Larry Freedman. “We are constantly focused on improving our fan experience and making our games accessible to everyone. We are proud to welcome fans from the Foundation Fighting Blindness community to attend in person this season. at LAFC games thanks to the incredible technology of Mixhalo.
Guests of the Foundation Fighting Blindness community will attend select LAFC home games and have the opportunity to meet Denholm and Aguayo before the game.
“We are honored to partner with LAFC to make gaming more accessible to our blind and visually impaired community,” said Jason Menzo, President and COO of Foundation Fighting Blindness. “We look forward to rolling out the technology to other stadiums, not just in the United States, but around the world.”
“Mixhalo is improving the live sports experience for everyone, and we’re thrilled LAFC fans with visual impairments can enjoy a better experience at games this season,” said Doug Holtzman, Head of Sports at Mixhalo. “With Dave Denholm’s live calls straight to your ear, it really doesn’t get any better than this.”