Japan: Yamaha unveils app to let football fans cheer remotely from home

The Yamaha Corporation announced that it successfully conducted a field test of its new and innovative «Remote Cheerer powered by SoundUD» system at the Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA on Saturday. The remote cheerer allows fans to decide which sounds the stadium will make from the comfort of their own homes via a smartphone app, allowing fans to continue to be part of the stadium culture despite games being played behind closed doors due to coronavirus restrictions. A match was played between popular and professional Japanese football teams Jubilo Iwata and Shimizu S-Pulse to test the sound system. Footage highlights how remote users are able to change the stadium sounds and each team has a host of available chants, sounds and songs that are relevant in different in-match situations. The app will be good news for both the fans and the players, as cheering is an essential part of team sports like football, baseball, and rugby, the three most popular team sports in Japan. The passionate screams of fans has the ability to inspire players and has been proven to help improve performance on the field, providing much needed adrenaline. Mandatory credit: Courtesy of Yamaha​

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