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New tech helps you buy Super Bowl tickets like never before

New tech helps you buy Super Bowl tickets like never before
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Did your favorite NFL team make it to the big game this season? That's right, kickoff to Super Bowl LII is right around the corner and you can already feel a buzz in the air.

This year's title clash will be the Philadelphia Eagles vs. the New England Patriots, a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX. The Patriots, of course, are led by QB Tom Brady, who many consider the greatest of all time (GOAT). Brady will be playing in his eighth Super Bowl and has already won five of them, the most by any QB ever.

Tickets to attend this game are selling for thousands of dollars each. When you spend that kind of money on an event, it would be nice to know exactly what you're getting. Good news, there's an app that will give extremely detailed information that will help you know what to expect.

StubHub's 'immersive view' experience

Image: Example of augmented reality view of U.S. Bank Stadium. (Source: StubHub)

You've probably heard of StubHub. It's a popular online ticket exchange that allows people to buy and sell tickets to all kinds of events including sports, concerts, theater and other live entertainment.

StubHub recently released what's being dubbed an 'immersive view' feature on its app. The feature is an augmented reality product that allows for the best possible event planning experience for Super Bowl ticket buyers.

StubHub said, "With immersive view, event-goers can preview every aspect of their game day experience in Minneapolis - from parking and picking up their StubHub ticket, to attending StubHub's pre-game event and finding their seating section in the stadium - right through their phone. It's designed to be a practical tool that removes the guesswork that comes along with making preparations for an investment in a major event."

The StubHub app is available for free to both Android and Apple users. However, this immersive view feature is currently only available to iOS users.

How to use immersive view

iOS users will see a prompt to access immersive view on the landing page for Super Bowl ticket buyers. Once you have confirmed camera access, the app will launch into the camera screen, and by pointing the gadget at an open surface, users can tap the screen and a 3D rendering of the stadium will appear.

Users can then toggle between the stadium and surrounding areas, including parking for the venue and blue and green Metro lines. On the map, you will also see StubHub's ticket pickup location, along with the brand's pre-Super Bowl party - StubHub Live: The Field House.

If you tap on a location within the experience, additional information, such as street address and event start time, will appear. As we said earlier, the immersive view is only available for Apple gadgets.

To download the StubHub app, simply click on the appropriate link that we've provided below inside the blue boxes. If you're reading this article using the Komando.com app, you might not see the links. If not, click here to see them.

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