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SecuTix nets UEFA deal

UEFA has named SecuTix as its ticketing software licence provider for the 2018-21 European football seasons.

Under the agreement, Europe’s governing body for football will handle all the ticketing and hospitality sales for its internationally prominent events through the SecuTix system.

The agreement will see Switzerland-headquartered SecuTix provide ticketing software for the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, the UEFA Champions League finals, the UEFA Europa League finals, the UEFA Super Cup and the UEFA Nations League finals in 2019 and 2021.

Frédéric Longatte, chief executive at SecuTix, said: “We’re very proud to extend our relationship with UEFA.  The appointment is proof that our agile technologies can rise to the challenge set by high-demand events across different venues with varying access systems.”

The SecuTix software will need to be significantly enhanced to support the complexities of the new multi-country tournament for Euro 2020.

The tournament will see 24 teams and 51 matches taking place in 12 venues across Europe, located in five different time zones, and with over three million tickets expected to be sold.

UEFA will use the SecuTix software to handle all ticket applications, ticket lotteries, sales and payments for the general public, fans, sponsors and the wider football family. A resale platform will also be provided for a number of UEFA’s major events.

UEFA and SecuTix first partnered in 2013, which included the provision of ticketing software for Euro 2016.

Longatte added: “We will build upon our position as UEFA’s trusted software licence provider to help strengthen their fan relationships and offer fans a fair and transparent ticketing system.”

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