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Fans take centre stage at Wembley!

Posted on 27 February 2009  - 12:00

Fans at Sunday's Carling Cup Final will be able to monitor their own progress as well as their team's thanks to digital technology inside the stadium.

Fans take centre stage at Wembley!

Fans at Sunday's Carling Cup Final will be able to monitor their own progress as well as their team's thanks to digital technology inside the stadium.

In a world first, Carling has teamed up with Sky Sports to track the highs and lows from the stands as well as the pitch via live sound level readings from both ends of Wembley.

Supporters inside the stadium will be updated four times during each half via digital advertising boards around the ground and a specially installed giant LED screen in front of the Royal Box.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports viewers will be able to see "Fan-o-Meter" readings during their coverage of the first domestic final of the season.

The readings will be based on a percentage share of the volume based on maximum decibel levels recorded over ten minute periods.*

As an extra spin-off, the noise generated will raise valuable funds for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK with the donation rising in line with the volume level. Carling has pledged a sum of £10,000 but the figure will increase to £15,000 if the decibel level hits 100 dB and £20,000 if it exceeds 110 dB.

The idea has been backed by our manager Harry Redknapp, who said: "If ever you need the fans to show their support it's at a big Cup Final and I know our fans will respond in the right way.

"There may have been times this season when they've maybe not felt much like singing but I'm sure they'll take the roof off at Wembley and help raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund which is such a great cause."

Stephanie Moore MBE, founder of the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, said: "This is great news for us and represents a generous donation to the Bobby Moore Fund for vital bowel cancer research and awareness."

*The devices at either end will record the loudest decibel level over 10 minute periods. The loudest decibel level from the 10 minute period will be taken as a reading and then converted to a percentage, eg Tottenham Hotspur 80dB, Manchester United 65dB - add the two figures together (145dB) and then divide the team decibel level by the total decibel level and multiply by 100 (80/145x100=55%) and (65/145x100=45%)