Thanks to a new ruling by the NFL, cameras at football stadiums will soon go where few cameras have gone before: The locker room.
The NFL is mandating that all teams place cameras in the home locker room for the 2013-14 season.
The league will encourage the teams to show this behind-the-scenes footage on the Jumbotron or video board, so fans at the stadium can see what's going on in the locker room. The organizations themselves will be able to choose what is shown, so no secretive meetings or strategy sessions will become public. Rather, things like pre-game speeches and emotional celebrations can be shared with fans.
This is just one more way that the league is trying to enhance the in-stadium experience. Commissioner Roger Goodell realizes that many fans are choosing to watch games from the comforts of their homes rather than at the stadiums. But by amping up the stadium experience, the NFL may entice some fans back to the stadium.Full Story >>