The game is on, the game is on! Some of us don't care too much about sports, but others are really, really, passionate about their teams. If you fall into the latter category then you either have a dedicated sports app on your phone where you follow all the scores and plays then celebrate or vent, or you go to Facebook or Twitter to share all of your happy and sad feels with your buddies. Now Facebook is ready to take your sports love to the next level by creating a central place for you to just follow and talk about your games on its network.
Sports Stadium will be triggered whenever you search for a particular game, and inside it you'll see live scores, stats, play-by-play updates, game info (where to catch it on TV), as well as posts and commentary from friends and experts. The content is updated in real-time and shows up chronologically. (Here is where we make a strident remark about Facebook's lack of a default option to sort the News Feed chronologically.) Essentially, Sports Stadium combines the features of a sports app with the underlying social options of Facebook.
The feature is going live today but it's super restricted at the moment to a) American Football games b) the USA and c) iPhones. Facebook plans to support more sports (basketball, soccer, etc) around the world and expand to other platforms in the next few weeks. Like always, us poor Android users will have to wait
- Facebook Newsroom