The smartphone payment option is taking another consistent step in the digital transformation for stadiums, arenas, halls, festivals and events of all sizes.
The service offers specially tailored stadium and club solutions. Especially in moments like the half-time break, this cashless method is perfect. Large crowds of people want to spend money in a tight time window for snacks and beer, for example.
These basic conditions can be perfectly managed thanks to the advantages of a cashless payment system, such as fast processing at the counter, optimized accounting processes or the elimination of cash logistics. Cashless payment systems and other RFID technologies (e.g. ticketing, accreditation, access control, registration systems, etc.) are becoming increasingly essential in football stadiums.
The football world is still struggling to get the competitions going again as soon as possible. But things will be very different for the fans when they can finally fill the stadiums again. Since the safety and hygiene measures and the social distance will surely accompany us for a while yet.
To make that return to the fields as safe as possible for the fans, stadiums will have to have some advantages as being “cashless”. This is an enclosure where all kinds of operations can be carried out without taking money with you, either cash or cards. A mobile phone will be enough to download an official club app. Of course, the argument of avoiding small change and better hygiene also applies to the fans.
Navigation through app
Through an application, fans can perform a series of tasks that will allow them to avoid crowds inside the stadium and therefore avoid unnecessary contacts. This initiative provides a club with a very important tool to ensure that the fields are not a focus of infection, or at least minimize the risk.
Stadiums will offer its fans a new way to enter the stadium, shop or have a drink. The integrated wallet allows access without physical access and even acts as an official subscriber card, even if it is passed on to third parties. Is done by a QR code.
Also, a fan can access all the news (news, results and classifications) of his team. But besides being informed, on match days he will not need to carry his membership card or a physical ticket in his hand. As for the restoration, the fan can place an order from the point that suits him, and whenever he wants, to pick it up later at the bar of the stadium of his choice, without having to queue. He can also give up his seat to another person when he decides not to go. In addition, you can buy online material from the club’s store to receive it at home.
No more cards, long waits, exchange of coins or even payment with cards. Your mobile phone will be enough to go to a match with your team and enjoy everything you need.
All these facilities will allow the clubs to reduce the risk factors of contagion, as they relax the level of contact and crowding that often occurs in stadiums.
For example, Espanyol Stadium, which last February became the first cashless pitch in Spain will have a chance to use this tool on the first possible match. The blue-white club already has a tool that will help it to ensure greater security when the stadiums are definitively opened.