The 'Facebook Sports Stadium' application is a new platform that gives users a space for discussing different sporting events in real time. Although most people turn to Twitter when they want to share commentary and engage with other sports fans, Facebook is looking for piece of the action.
The Facebook Sports Stadium application serves as a distinct platform where fans can comment on games, follow live play-by-plays and connect with other fans. Unlike Twitter, the new Facebook feature boasts four separate tabs: one for viewing play-by-plays, one for viewing game-specific posts, one tab for looking up specific sports commentary and a final tab for game statistics. The layout provides a simple way to organize game-related content so that fans can experience their favorite sport in a whole new way.
The idea behind the feature is to provide “a dedicated place to experience sports in real time." With more than 650 sports fans on Facebook, the platform creates a specific space for users to connect with like-minded individuals.