EV Charging Solutions for Arenas and Stadiums
With schools out and rainy months in the past, the summer season is sure to be filled with travel and activities for people everywhere. From concert tours and stage plays to baseball games and festivals, there’s no shortage of exciting events to choose from each summer. Stadiums and entertainment venues are already anticipating a profitable season thanks to large crowds of paying customers, but ticket sales and concessions aren’t the only way to boost revenue. Much like hotels and resorts, stadiums and arenas are an ideal location for electric vehicle charging stations as EV adoption continues to rise at a rapid pace.
Provide a Valuable Amenity for Customers
Many stadiums and arenas have no trouble attracting guests thanks to legions of fans for the teams and entertainers they host. Major League Baseball teams host 81 home games each season, drawing anywhere from 10,000 to 48,000 fans for each game. Concerts can bring in even more robust crowds to venues, particularly for popular performers such as Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, and Beyoncé. In the not too distant future, an increasing number of guests will be traveling to and from stadiums in electric vehicles. Approximately 50 percent of all new car sales are expected to be electric vehicles by 2030, according to reports from EVAdoption.
Arenas and entertainment venues have a lucrative opportunity to prepare for the impending transition and continue to drive large crowds by installing EV charging stations. While most EV charging is done overnight, sporting events and concerts can last more than four hours on some occasions, providing ample charging time for EV drivers in attendance. With fans typically spending more time on site during their visits, stadiums with EV charging stations will soon have a distinct advantage over those without as drivers everywhere continue to make the switch to electric vehicles.
Showcase and Inspire Commitment to Sustainability
The ongoing transition to electric vehicles represents more than just early adopters flocking to the latest trend in technology; it shows that people everywhere are investing in the next generation of infrastructure and a shared vision for a more sustainable future. For arenas and entertainment venues, deploying EV charging stations can serve as a natural complement to environmental and sustainability efforts already in place, putting an emphasis on health, well-being, and green initiatives in their community.
By connecting their customers to a commitment for a more sustainable future, providing EV charging stations allows stadiums and venues to chart a path for others to follow. As attendees can see with similar jumbotron designs and concession offerings, arena owners will often emulate popular additions or initiatives that achieve success in other locations. When one stadium offers this valuable amenity for its customers, it’s sure to spark interest in others to do the same. Eventually, one decision could inspire a whole sports league, industry, or even the entire country to embrace the EV revolution and adopt the same commitment to sustainable energy options.
Getting Started with ACDI Energy Services
As a division that solely focuses on power through clean energy and sustainability, ACDI Energy Services is committed to making EV charging effortless for commercial environments. With the right tools and resources, we believe stadiums and entertainment venues everywhere can capitalize on the booming opportunities within the EV charging space. That’s why we’re proud to offer a simple turn-key solution that drives differentiation and revenue for our partners. Contact us to learn more about our industry-leading charging stations, professional services, and software support services.