Euro 2020 will see the use of new ticketing technologies this year. UEFA, the event’s organising body, has announced that blockchain solutions will be an integral part of the stadium ticket distribution system. More than one million tickets from the 12 host sites will be put on the market thanks to this mobile system based blockchain.
EURO 2020: blockchain-based ticketing to smooth and secure access in stadiums
It has become a habit: sometimes malicious individuals take advantage of the loopholes that appear in the ball distribution circuit at major events. International competitions, such as theEuro football, have already experienced it, and the emergence of a secondary network distributing hijacked or counterfeit tickets has been found in the past.
After the tokenization of the banknotes, and especially to compensate for these illicit activities, theUefa as well as the blockchain will now be used this year. TheEURO 2020 will thus have a first, more than one million tickets will be presented electronically. Tickets will be distributed on the mobile phones of football fans, who will receive them no later than 7 days before the match.
When they arrive at the stadiums, it is sufficient for ticket holders enable a Bluetooth link which will allow the ticket to be scanned before entering the stands. This technology has already been successfully tested in the final of the League of Nations of theUefa 2019, for which more than 100,000 tickets have been distributed.
Installing an app will be essential on the phones of football fans. Available towards the end of May, the app will be developed in iOS and Android versions. Thanks to this blockchain-based ticketing system, UEFA aims to make it more fluid, secure and secure to access all 51 EURO matches.