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Facebook Sports Stadium: Place to experience sports in real-time with your friends

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Facebook Sports Stadium, a dedicated place to experience sports in real-time with your friends, fellow fans, and the athletes, teams, leagues and sports media you care about all around the world.

With 650 million people connected to sports Pages, Facebook is the single largest community of sports fans in the world, and is already where massive global conversations are happening during live sports events. 350 million people joined the social conversation around World Cup in 2014. Last year’s Super Bowl was the most talked-about in history, with 65 million people discussing the game in real-time on Facebook.

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With Facebook Sports, all the content on Facebook related to the game is in one place, and it comes in real time and appears chronologically. You can see:

  • Posts from your friends, and their comments on plays
  • Posts and commentary from experts, like teams, leagues and journalists, with easy access to their Pages
  • Live scores, stats and a play-by-play
  • Game info, like where to find the game on TV

You can follow the action as the game unfolds with a live play-by-play, and even like, comment on, and share individual plays. You can also get up to speed quickly with live scores and the most discussed plays. It’s a second-screen experience that we hope makes watching the broadcast even better.

https://www.facebook.com/Sports/videos/10153805938417457/

You can get to Facebook Sports by searching for the game, and we’ll surface new ways to get there as the product evolves.

Sports is truly social and represents a shared interest across the globe, cutting across demographics, cultural differences and socioeconomic barriers. It’s a passion point for so many, which is why we are investing in this dedicated sports experience. We hope to make connecting over sports even more meaningful, fun and engaging for the hundreds of millions of sports fans on Facebook.

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Sports is a global interest that connects people around the world. This product makes connecting over sports more fun and engaging, and we will continue listening to feedback to make it even better.

They’re rolling this out today for American football games and will support other sports around the world like basketball, soccer, and more soon. The experience is available now on iPhone in the US, and will expand to other platforms in the coming weeks.

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