Last week, Facebook announced the launch of a new place for sports fans to gather for game time online.
On Wednesday, Facebook took the lid off a new feature, dubbed Facebook Sports Stadium, to help users follow sports games live. "With 650 million sports fans, Facebook is the world's largest stadium. People already turn to Facebook to celebrate, commiserate, and talk trash with their friends and other fans. Now we've built a place devoted to sports so you can get the feeling you're watching the game with your friends even when you aren't together," said Facebook in an official blog post on the new sports hub. Within Facebook Sports Stadium, users will see posts from friends and their comments on the game, posts and commentary from experts, live scores, stats, play-by-play, and game info so you can tune in on TV. To find Facebook Sports Stadium, simply search for the game. Facebook will be adding new ways to get to the new hub "as the product evolves."
At launch, Facebook Sports Stadium is only available to a limited audience. "We're rolling this out today for American football games and will support other sports around the world like basketball, soccer, and more soon. The experience is available now on iPhone in the US, and will expand to other platforms in the coming weeks," said Facebook. "Sports are a global interest that connects people around the world. This product makes connecting over sports more fun and engaging, and we will continue listening to feedback to make it even better."
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