Ames, Iowa – September 11, 2020 – The Iowa State Cyclones kick off their 2020 college football season this Saturday, September 12 against the University of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns at Jack Tice Stadium. Normally a packed stadium would cheer on the Cyclones, but with COVID-19 safeguards and precautions in place, Iowa State has turned to HearMeCheer to bring their fans at home right into the action.
Iowa State is promoting the HearMeCheer app for use by their fans this Saturday on social media, noting that “We have partnered with HearMeCheer to bring the noise! As Cyclone fans watch the game from home with the web app open, HearMeCheer automatically sends microphone data to its server where they aggregate all of the sounds to create a single audio stream that is played in Jack Trice Stadium. Through their proprietary algorithms that correctly weigh each household and enable fans to yell loudly and not overpower the audio stream. No fans in the stands doesn’t mean you can’t provide crowd noise from home!”
As live sports continue to return to American television, COVID-19 social distancing guidelines preclude fans actually being in the stands in most states. HearMeCheer’s patented technology allows fans watching the games at home to cheer into the microphones in their smartphones, tablets and computers and be heard live inside stadiums, arenas, ballparks as well as on radio and television broadcasts from those sites.
According to Elias Andersen, the founder and CEO of HearMeCheer, “We are excited by our first opportunity to work with football, and college sports, this weekend with the Iowa State Cyclones game. HearMeCheer has been proven as a great fan engagement platform for Top Rank boxing on ESPN from the beginning of the summer, for the New York Red Bulls at their home games since late August, for the Royal Belgian Football Association earlier this week, and now we will bring the Iowa State fans into the action at Jack Tice Stadium this Saturday. We know HearMeCheer can keep college sports fans and alumni engaged in every game, everywhere.”