Just in time for Super Bowl 50, Facebook is launching a new feature aimed squarely at sports fans called Sports Stadium. While most of us are already watching the game with one eye on our social networks, Facebook's bid to overtake Twitter (which is busy pushing Moments as a way to keep up with events as they happen) combines live scores, stats and play-by-play info. It also splits up the chatter, with different views dividing the updates coming in from your friends and those posted by notable experts (if they're such experts, then why haven't they won your fantasy league three years in a row, hmm?).
Facebook Sports Stadium
Today we're launching the Facebook Sports Stadium, a dedicated place to experience sports in real-time with your friends and the world. Check out our product announcement here: http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2016/01/facebook-sports-stadium With 650 million sports fans, Facebook is the world's largest stadium. People already turn to Facebook to celebrate, commiserate, and talk trash with their friends and other fans.Now we've built a place devoted to sports so you can get the feeling you're watching the game with your friends even when you aren't together.Posted by Sports on Facebook on Wednesday, January 20, 2016