Wheat Kings will provide western Manitoba fans with free WiFi



(ISN) – Brandon, MB. — The Keystone Centre, in association with Westman Communications Group, are pleased to unveil a significant enhancement to the building aimed at improving experience and arena aesthetics for all Brandon Wheat Kings’ fans.

The Keystone Centre has announced that starting with the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Conference Semi-Finals between Brandon and Regina, scheduled to get underway this Friday, the Wheat Kings will provide western Manitoba fans with free WiFi Internet service as well as enhanced capacity and speed on portable or hand-held devices. The service will be available to all mobile phone users so that they will get faster speeds using Westman Place WiFi than through their wireless cellular networks.

“Westman Communications Group is very proud of our relationship with the Wheat Kings as we broadcast their games on 880 CKLQ and they play their home games at Westman Place,” says WCG President and CEO Dave Baxter. “As part of this relationship, we are pleased to now provide free WiFi services during all regular season and playoff games.”

In addition to providing WiFi, Westman will provide on-site “WiFi coaches”, who will answer questions and assist fans getting onto the new service. While one coach will be available on the Keystone Centre concourse throughout the game, the second will be available at BDO Fan Services, located inside the east main entrance to the arena.

“Cell networks get overwhelmed during games, so the WiFi network will ensure a superior connectivity experience,” Baxter went on to say. “With Westman being a customer-owned cooperative, we felt it imperative that everyone be able to access this network, not just Westman subscribers.”

“The Keystone is always striving to provide a better guest experience for all of its events and this continues in that direction,” says Keystone Centre General Manager Neil Thomson. “We expect that this will allow all Wheat King fans to improve their game time experience.”

“We’re excited about adding this new feature to Westman Place,” says Wheat Kings’ Owner, General Manager and Head Coach Kelly McCrimmon. “These investments help to ensure the Wheat Kings and Keystone Centre have the ability to deliver a first-rate game day experience.”

Fresh off capturing the Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy as the WHL’s regular season champions, the Wheat Kings defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings four games to one in the Conference Quarterfinals. The Pats meanwhile swept the Swift Current Broncos in four straight.