In just over six weeks, Winter Olympics fans around the world will descend on Sochi, Russia, to cheer on their favourite athletes, compete in some of the world’s most epic sporting events and witness the spectacular sight of the Winter Games’ iconic Winter Palace in its entirety.
This week, fans are getting their first look at the Winter Palace’s new exterior and some of its interior design, including a new design for the new ‘gift box’ section of the stadium.
This feature is part of a bigger transformation of the venue which is designed to allow fans to watch and interact with their favourite team, team-mates and coaches in the new and spectacular venue.
A new concept designed by Japanese fan-controlled football fan organisation JAPANESE FAN, a fan-directed football team in Japan, is making its debut at the event.
The concept is designed for fans to have direct control over their favourite football team and players and is meant to provide the fan with the most authentic experience possible.
This is not the first time JAPANSESE FANS has designed a new football stadium.
In 2014, the Japanese FA unveiled a similar concept that fans could take control of during the tournament.
The idea behind this new design is that fans can now have direct access to the team and can directly control their team, allowing them to watch every game live online.
The stadium has also been given a ‘live’ touch in that fans will be able to interact with players and coaches live and in real-time.
This could also mean that fans who want to watch a game online will not have to worry about being unable to access the site due to high capacity crowds, or being forced to watch live online on a smaller screen.
The new design also includes a new ‘fitness centre’ section, which will provide fans with an opportunity to work out with their team-mate.
The ‘gifts box’ design has also received a ‘free-to-play’ upgrade with players receiving a new mobile app which allows them to take control over the stadium and manage their team.
Fans will be allowed to pay to use their ‘gifting box’ at a rate of ¥500 for one season, with the option to keep paying for up to six months.
The team also announced a new free-to play mobile app called ‘Fantasy Football’.
The new app allows fans to manage their fantasy football team, and is a new way to experience fantasy football on the go, with players being able to ‘shop’ for specific players and teams to ‘buy’ for real money.
Fans can also access the ‘gambling’ section where players can make money betting on football matches, with bonuses offered for high wins and low losses.
This new feature also allows fans the ability to see the latest standings of the match and to access match-day information.
Fans are also able to earn points for buying merchandise including replica kits and merchandise for the upcoming tournament.
Fans can also download the ‘fantasy football’ app from the app store for free, with bonus points for high and low score wins, as well as points for winning games.
The app has been designed to give fans more control over who they can watch and participate in, with different ‘fancy’ rewards for different players, teams and fans.
Fans who pay ¥500 will be given the chance to ‘listen’ to a match-up with their ‘favourite’ player or team, while fans who pay more will be rewarded with a chance to win a ‘Fancy Game’ with that player or teams, with more rewards available in the future.
‘Fantastic’ rewards have also been added to the app to allow ‘fans’ to receive bonus points based on how they perform in their favourite Fantasy Football match.
Fans and fans of teams participating in the ‘Favourite Game’ will also receive bonus rewards based on their performance in the game, such as a chance at winning a replica kit, or other ‘Fashion’ items.
The app is also available on a ‘limited’ number of Samsung devices which include the Galaxy S5 and S6 and Galaxy Note 5 and Note 6.
Fans of the ‘Gift Box’ section will also be able watch the game live on their own devices via ‘FIFA Mobile’ which will also include live match-play and match-tracking technology.
The FIFA Mobile app is expected to launch at the start of next month.
For more information, visit the official FIFA Mobile website: www.fifa.com/mobile/live-football