Facebook claims that it is the world’s largest stadium because of its 650 million sports fans. And since those fans already use Facebook to comment on games, the company has built a dedicated place for sports so that you can feel like you’re watching the game with friends and other fans.
“With Facebook Sports Stadium, all the content on Facebook related to the game is in one place, and it comes in real time and appears chronologically,” wrote Steve Kafka, product manager for Facebook.
Users can see comments on plays from friends, posts from team and league experts, live scores and stats, and game info. Here are a couple of screenshots.
“You can follow the action as the game unfolds with a live play-by-play, and even like, comment on, and share individual plays,” Kafka wrote. “You can also get up to speed quickly with live scores and the most discussed plays. It’s a second-screen experience that we hope makes watching the broadcast even better.”
Facebook is focusing on American football games at the moment and will include other sports around the world soon. Also, it’s only available on iPhone in the U.S. at the moment. I’m sure they’ll get to Android, the world’s largest operating system, quickly.