Remote Cheering For Games? This App Might Allow it

Race fans watch the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Sports are planning to return without fans. Wouldn’t it be great if your cheers could still be heard in arenas and stadiums while you watch remotely?

Yamaha has developed an app called Remote Cheerer. It would allow you to record as you root for your favorite team and have the sound transmitted through speakers at the event.

The app was tested earlier this month at an empty 50,000 seat stadium for Japanese soccer’s J. League. A stadium official said, “At one point during the system field test, I closed my eyes and it felt like the cheering fans were right there in the stadium with me.”

Yamaha’s developers are fine-tuning the app to hopefully use the technology when the J. League returns to action.

Do you think this would work for the NHL, NBA, or MLB when they finally get back to action?

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