Portadown Football Club is delighted to team with Belfast company ULNK to introduce technology to Shamrock Park to improve the match day experience for fans, the #PortsHub

ULNK, which is based at River House in Belfast city centre, provides match day technology that unlocks the power of sport to create immersive experiences and transforms the way people experience live sport by delivering stadium wide engagement all in one tap or scan on your phone! Their innovative tech – which supporters can access through their mobile phones – opens up a host of fan-friendly content from match highlights, team news, club merchandise and more including exclusive content.

ULNK founder and former Irish League goalkeeper Simon Steele explains that as a massive Irish League fan he wants this product to conjure up what we would want in a match day experience by allowing fans to interact with the technology as they sit in the stands while also giving exposure to the club’s social media channels as fans get an interactive experience which they haven’t had before.

Fans will be able to access the #PortsHub by approaching a QR code tab inside the ground, these will be located on each seat within the stand as well as other places within the club rooms at Shamrock Park, once you scan the QR code with your mobile phone (every smart phone device should have a QR reader application or simply scan with the camera on your device) then you will be taken to a unique Portadown FC fan hub on their mobile. Think of it as a digital match day programme!

The #PortsHub will bring you everything a Ports fan needs on a home match day including team information, direct access to the club’s social media channels, highlights of previous games, interviews and access to the Ports Store online as well as exclusive #PortsHub only content.

The #PortsHub should be available at this Tuesday evenings Danske Bank Premiership game against Crusaders at Shamrock Park.

Mark Beattie from the Portadown FC media team had the following to say on the new #PortsHub facility

We’re really excited to bring the ULNK technology to Shamrock Park, having spoke with the company at length we feel it can bring a unique aspect to the matchday experience for Portadown fans with exclusive content, team information, season stats and other features easily accessed with just one click on a smart phone. We are always looking for innovative ways to bring the club to the fans be that with our social media, live streams and now the #PortsHub so we encourage you to give it a go, have a look around and use the features within the #PortsHub.

Simon from ULNK added

We at ULNK are delighted to be able to partner with a great football club like Portadown to deliver their fans amazing live in stadium interactive experiences.

Our technology allows fans to connect with their favourite team like never before.

We asked fans what they wanted on to add to the matchday experience.

“To be involved”

“To be entertained”

“To be informed”

So we delivered exactly that.

Looking forward to getting all the feedback and wish Portadown Football Club the very best of luck in the next round of games.