Lord’s Cricket Ground is set for a digital overhaul through a new partnership with CGI, that will see the IT and business consulting service firm become its official digital technology partner.

The three-year agreement between Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the owner of Lord’s, and CGI will be used to drive innovation and bring technological advancement in key areas, including member and visitor interaction, operational delivery excellence, and commercial services.

The club is looking to explore and implement a wide range of technologies and systems across all aspects of its operations with an aspiration of making Lord’s a leading example of technology adoption across all sports and stadia.

Guy Lavender, chief executive of MCC, said: “I am delighted about the partnership with CGI. They have an excellent reputation for delivering ground-breaking innovation to their clients and they have great people with a broad range of IT and technological skills that MCC can access to drive critical projects over the next three years.”

Fans returned to Lord’s today for the first time since 2019 on the first day of the first Test between England and New Zealand. The Lord’s capacity has been capped at 25%, meaning about 7,500 fans can be in attendance each day for the first international cricket of the summer.

Neil Sadler, a senior executive at CGI, said: “We are looking forward to working as a trusted partner to MCC and bringing our extensive experience and proven innovation to work together to help them achieve their exciting long term vision and digital aspirations.

“We are also looking at opportunities where we can partner on future CSR activities alongside MCC’s community team and the MCC Foundation – both of whom run excellent projects that we are keen to get involved in through our consultants based across the UK.”

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