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SKIDATA in action at Russia World Cup

The World Cup has kicked off in Russia and SKIDATA is in the thick of the action as an access expert at two World Cup stadia.

Technology from Salzburg will provide up to 800,000 football fans from around the world with quick and safe access to 12 World Cup matches at the World Cup stadiums in Moscow and the Austrian access experts are well-versed in major sporting events.

SKIDATA has been involved in all World Cups and European Championships since the 2004 European Championship in Portugal.

SKIDATA AG CEO, Hugo Rohnersaid:

Fast and safe access is a key issue for stadium operators, especially with the high volumes of spectators seen during a World Cup.

SKIDATA access systems are more than capable of meeting such lofty requirements, worthy of a world champion, as proven by the speed record it set in 2014 : in just one hour, 2033 people passed through a SKIDATA gate, which secured the title of the ‘world’s fastest access system’.

Besides the two World Cup stadiums, 12 other major sporting venues in Russia are equipped with SKIDATA systems.

In and around Moscow alone, all six football stadiums depend on the Salzburg-made technology for their access management and the Otkritie Arena, home ground of Russian record-holders Spartak Moscow, is one of these.

Since 2013, it has used access readers and mobile handhelds to ensure safe, user-friendly and quick admittance as well as SKIDATA solutions for automated, centralized reporting. SKIDATA solutions are currently used in over 200 stadiums around the world.