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Tech Stack: FNB Stadium, Forest Green and more

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More than 20 cameras have been installed at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium to catch criminals selling fake tickets ahead of this weekend’s derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

Stadium Management SA (SMSA), the operator of the 95,000-capacity venue, said 24 cameras have been installed around the stadium precinct, with some deploying licence plate recognition technology, in a bid to prevent the illicit ticket sales that dogged a recent high-profile match. 

The venue, which hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup final, has also switched ticketing provider and is now working with Ticketpro.

English League One football club Forest Green Rovers has extended its partnership with sustainable IT reseller Sumillion.

As part of the agreement, Sumillion has installed a full set of new display screens in the Gym Bar to improve the match-day experience for fans. Sumillion has been a partner of Forest Green since 2021, providing advice and technology solutions to help the club meet its sustainable ambitions. The new screens will feature match highlights, food and drinks menus and other content.

Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska has entered into a partnership with local commerce platform DoorDash.

Guests attending events at the 15,500-capacity arena will be able to place a pick-up order from their seats via the DoorDash app. The initiative will be in place for select concession stands, with the move designed to reduce queue lengths and ensure fans do not miss any of the action.

The ASM Global-operated Pinnacle Bank Arena serves as the home of the University of Nebraska’s basketball teams and also hosts music concerts.

Q2 Stadium has become the first soccer-specific stadium in the world to introduce Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology through a collaboration between the e-commerce giant and Major League Soccer club Austin FC.

Just Walk Out has been enabled at the ATX Market, which is located near The Zebra Gate at Q2 Stadium’s northwest corner.

Read our story from earlier in the week for full details.

Elsewhere in MLS, digital communications technology company Cisco has entered into a wide-ranging partnership with St. Louis City SC as the franchise prepares for its debut season at the newly-built CityPark stadium.

As a technology partner of the club, Cisco will leverage its solutions across networking, security, Wi-Fi and digital signage to create an immersive match-day experience for fans.

Check out our full story for more information.