Wirecard and Fortress launch the first contactless stadium season ticket in the UK

Wirecard have collaborated with Fortress GB to launch The One Card – the first integrated contactless payment stadium season card – to the UK sports market.

Season ticket holders can use the contactless technology to enter stadiums, and make fast and easy payments at the point of sale or online.

The new solution will help reduce queues and waiting times across some of the world’s most renowned sports events.  Fans can purchase season tickets online or within the app, via their club’s existing integrated ticketing platform.

Duncan Martin, Development Consultant at Fortress, said: “Fortress carried an extensive search for an issuing partner that understood the strategic aims of the company, along with the challenges presented by working in the sports stadium environment. We are happy to have chosen Wirecard to partner us on this journey and look forward to rolling out the program in 2018.”

Brian Lawlor, Director of Sales and Business Development at Wirecard, said: “The One Card will help speed up sales, creating an attractive proposition for clubs across the UK wanting to offer a top-class service to loyal and dedicated fans. UK shoppers have embraced contactless payments and now expect a quick and convenient point of sale transaction, this solution will ensure clubs can deliver and meet exactly this.”