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Valencia aims to reduce theft and increase speed

Valencia CF and LaLiga have joined forces to implement Near Field Communication (NFC) technology at Mestalla Stadium which is due to allow season ticket holders to use digital passes at the venue.

The new technology is set to come into play on Sunday (May 5) in the match against Deportivo Alavés. The club had previously made season tickets available digitally via a QR code, but this move is expected to make entry to the stadium quicker and easier.

“The measure allows physical media to be dispensed with, reducing the risk of a ticket being lost or being stolen, and ensures more fluidity at stadium access points,” read a club statement.

Fan experience first for Titans with latest innovation

The National Football League’s (NFL) Tennessee Titans have partnered with Verizon and Wicket by introducing opt-in facial recognition ticketing technology.

The Nissan Stadium has had eight express entry gates installed which are said to reduce wait times, with a single person able to authenticate up to 12 guests at once.

“We made some major investments to get people into the stadium quickly and easily, really trying to eliminate those lines,” said the Titans’ chief revenue officer Adam Nuse.

“This year we are one of the top in the NFL, so investments coupled with a focus on the fan really shifted us from worst to first.”

WENEW set to join GreenX Digital Asset Exchange

Asian smart ticketing platform WENEW is due to launch its first token offering on the GreenX Digital Asset Exchange.

Named VPass, it is Asia’s first smart ticket issuance and trading platform that allows event organisers to tokenise and trade their tickets.

It utilises blockchain technology and is said to “provide revolutionary solutions for future digital tokens”.

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