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Contactless access at Allianz Arena

Allianz Arena, home of FC Bayern Munich, has become the first sports stadium in  Germany to offer convenient and fast contactless access via iPhone and Apple Watch.

Visitors no longer have to search their pockets or mobile apps for their ticket, as access is enabled through contactless ticketing: visitors simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch up to the SKIDATA NFC reader for lightning fast, hassle-free entry.

With the SKIDATA solution, a stadium operator is now able to generate contactless tickets from their in-house system, enable customers to add them securely to iPhone or Apple Watch and admit visitors at the gate.

In addition, classic paper-based tickets are still supported, as are all the other existing ticket formats.

SKIDATA’s open platform can verify tickets not just via NFC, but also by using barcode or RFID technology. Hugo Rohner, SKIDATA’s CEO, said:

It’s our ambition always to be a step ahead of the market. Our ultimate strong point is our ability not just to deliver the necessary hardware but also to provide software, including secure ticket delivery that’s specifically tailored to the needs of the customer.

We provide the all-in-one package. Today, 85% of admission tickets are paper-based, with electronic tickets accounting for the remaining 15%. That’s going to change over the next few years.

SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. More than 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles.