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GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCED AT THE AMEX

20 June 2017

Reuters
Goal-line technology will be seen at the Amex next season.

Brighton & Hove Albion’s debut season in the Premier League will see the introduction of goal-line technology at the Amex for the very first time.
 
The revolutionary technology is just one of many upgrades being made to the Amex throughout the summer months, costing around £250,000 to install.
 
The Premier League’s chosen provider is Hawk-Eye - a camera-based system also used in cricket, tennis and many other sports - and there will be 14 cameras positioned around the Amex next season - seven for each goal.
 
Referees visiting the Amex will have one less thing to worry about, as they wear a special watch that vibrates whenever the ball crosses the goal line, providing them with assistance when making key goal-line decisions.


 
British-based company Hawk-Eye were awarded the contract by the Premier League in 2013, following a meeting with the 20 chairmen of the teams in the division at that time.
 
Hawk-Eye claim the system is “Millimetre accurate, ensuring no broadcast replays could disprove the decision”.
 
The introduction has already proved useful in England’s top flight, with a number of incidents being solved quickly during Premier League games in recent years.
 
For televised games, viewers can find out within seconds of the decision being made as to whether the ball has crossed the line or not.
 
All 38 of Albion’s Premier League fixtures will use goal-line technology, as well as any FA Cup games at stadia where Hawk-Eye is installed.


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