What Camera / Cameras To Cover a Basketball Arena / Concert Hall?

I am hoping for some feedback or suggestions regarding the best choice to achieve the following customer request:

"The hope is that we could continuously record the seating bowl in a way that we could later zoom in on any seat and ID a patron or staff. As it stands, you’d have to already be zoomed in and happen to catch the action."

This is an indoor college basketball arena that has countless different events(concerts, etc) in addition to basketball games. they currently have several Axis PTZ's, but realize that there needs to be some additional coverage in order to have the ability to digitally zoom in on a recorded image and potentially identify someone. Flashing stage lights, etc, could make image quality a problem. The campus security department is recommending using a couple of Axis M3006 cameras. If that model # is in fact being relayed to us accurately, I would have reservations about it being a proper solution.

I welcome your input.

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