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Virtual Reality (VR) Future of TV Football

Manchester City 360 degree VR tunnel cam lets fans accompany their team on matchday


By John McCarthy, Opinion editor

August 25, 2015 | 2 min read

Manchester City are giving fans the chance to walk down the Etihad Stadium tunnel with the players thanks to the introduction of a 360 degree camera.

Becoming the first football team to install a 360 camera in its tunnel, Manchester City’s footage can now be manipulated by YouTube viewers adding extra behind-the-scenes content to matchdays.

The club claim the feature will allow fans to view “the unseen pre-pitch handshakes and greetings before the game and the reactions of the two teams when they return to the changing rooms at half-time and full-time,” at their leisure.

Fans can interact with the footage through the iOS and Android YouTube apps – or on desktop via their web browswer.

The exclusive footage of Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium, can be viewed and explored below.

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