September 23 – Paris Saint-Germain has launched a new app, Fansparc, which is designed to give fans an immersive experience of PSG’s stadium, the Parc des Princes.
It is the first time that a football club has adopted a comprehensive virtual community app. PSG fans from all corners of the world can now personalise their own avatars and explore the stadium in a virtual 3D tour with eleven different behind the scenes viewpoints. Pacifa Decision developed the app for PSG.
The app offers a chat room, where fans can discuss the progress and results of their club. Fansparc also records supporters’ chants inside the ground so that users can listen and envelop themselves in the match day experience. The app has clubs news and a gaming zone.
Fansparc is now available on Ipad. By the end of the year, all smartphones will be compatible with the application.
PSG’s virtual world may be running smooth, but on the field the club has experienced a stuttering start to the new season. On match day two the Parisians lost away to Monaco 3-1. Last Friday PSG drew 1-1 at home against the AS Saint-Étienne. On Friday the defending French champions, who sit second in the table behind Nice, travel to Toulouse.
In the Champions League, PSG drew 1-1 with Arsenal in their first game. The club is going through a transition phase with the arrival of new coach Unai Emery from Seville and the departure of star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was not adequately replaced during the transfer window.
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