Arena MRV, the future home of Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A football club Atlético Mineiro, will employ facial recognition technology to aid access to the stadium.

Atlético has agreed a partnership with Brazilian technology company Imply to deploy its access control products.

The solution will mark a first for Brazilian stadia through utilising the most modern access validation technologies integrated with facial recognition, biometrics, NFC, Bluetooth, RFID and QR codes.

With facial recognition access validation integrated into the ticket sales system, fans will be able to authenticate their faces and access what is envisioned to be the most modern stadium in Latin America in a contactless way, without carrying a physical ticket.

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