Canadian Premier League launches new fan data platform
The Canadian Premier League (CPL), Canada’s top-flight soccer league, extended its partnership with STATS Perform in a move that creates a new free database for use by fans.
The agreement with the artificial intelligence-driven (AI) sports data company includes the development of a new statistics platform called Centre Circle Data (CCD), which will feature CPL club and player match data via an email newsletter subscription.
STATS Perform, which formed in July following a merger between US sports data firm STATS and the UK-based Perform Content, serves as the official data provider of the CPL as part of a four-year partnership agreed earlier this year.
Alex Rice, STATS Perform’s Chief Rights Officer, said: “Stats Perform’s CPL data is collected at the same level of detail as some of the biggest football leagues in the world and this provides an exciting opportunity for fans who want to analyze deeper aspects of the game. We look forward to seeing how fans, scouts and aspiring analysts will use this data to further bring the game to life.”
Oliver Gage, the CPL’s Head On-Field Performance, added: “The ability for Canadian fans, aspiring analysts, scouts and coaches to access this data on our League is an essential part of a wider strategy to promote this side of the game in Canada.
“Empowering a community with the ability to hone their analysis skills, will no doubt help our clubs, players and Canadian soccer as a whole overall. We look forward to seeing, questioning and promoting the articles and ideas which the release of this data will no-doubt encourage.”
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