Washington sports owner Ted Leonsis talks VR – CNBC
But adding virtual reality to the tool kit wouldn’t make data analytics any less important, according to Leonsis who compared the business to technical trading.
“We have double math Ph.D.s who sometime don’t have to watch the game who can tell us exactly what happened just by looking at the data,” he said.
More and more teams in professional sports are utilizing both in training and practice. In the National Football League, for example, more and more teams teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings, have already embraced the technology.
The competitive edge could provide the little boost his teams are missing down the stretch, with the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association both being bumped from the playoffs in their most recent seasons.