LAFC and Foundation Fighting Blindness will provide access to live audio
At home matches this season at Banc of California Stadium, LAFC and Foundation Fighting Blindness will team up to aid vision impaired fans while partnering with audio technology Mixhalo. LAFC fans will be able to experience live play-by-play commentary from Dave Denholm’s ESPN broadcast in English and Armando Aguayo’s 980 AM La Mera Mera broadcast in Spanish.
All LAFC fans may now listen to Mixhalo’s high-quality live audio using their phone, headphones, and the free mobile Mixhalo app for an immersive experience while watching matches at Banc of California Stadium. This service will be made available for every home match for the rest of the 2022 MLS season.
“We are honored to be partnering with LAFC in making the games more accessible for our blind and low vision community,” said President and Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Jason Menzo. “We look forward to the technology rolling out into other stadiums, not only in the United States, but globally.”
There’s more great news— fans from the LAFC and Foundation Fighting Blindness community can now attend home games and have the chance for a meet and greet with Denholm and Aguayo prior to the game.
“LAFC matches are for everyone,” said LAFC Co-President and CBO Larry Freedman. “We are constantly focusing on improving our fan experience and making our games more accessible to all. We are proud to welcome fans from the Foundation Fighting Blindness community this season to experience LAFC matches in person through Mixhalo’s incredible technology.”
The Black and Gold have become the first team in the league to use the new technology of the in-venue audio experience. Thanks to LAFC and Foundation Fighting Blindness, vision impaired fans will be able to enjoy a more immersive experience. Checkout the website link here for more information about the Foundation Fighting Blindness organization.