A 5G-enabled drone developed by Drone Racing League (DRL) and T-Mobile has just made its primetime debut. As one of the first racing drones in the world to have an embedded 5G module capable of live streaming video, the Magenta 5G drone gave baseball fans unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the long-awaited Field of Dreams Game hosted by Major League Baseball (MLB).
The August 12 Field of Dreams Game featured a matchup between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox in Dyersville, Iowa. This is the same place where Academy Award-nominated classic 1989 baseball flick Field of Dreams was filmed.
For the game, a special temporary field was set up amid 159 acres of cornfields, making it possible to hit a home run into the cornfield beyond the right-field wall. There was also a corn maze outside the park in the shape of MLB’s logo. A total of 8,000 game tickets were sold, exclusively to Iowa residents.