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Acrisure Stadium to introduce AI security screening with Evolv

Featured image credit: Ron Cogswell/CC BY 2.0/Edited for size

Featured image credit: Ron Cogswell/CC BY 2.0/Edited for size

AI-based weapons detection security screening firm Evolv Technology has entered into a partnership with Acrisure Stadium, home of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers.

Evolv becomes the official fan screening provider of the stadium, which will install Evolv Express solutions at its busiest gates. The technology will screen the vast majority of fans as they enter the venue for Steelers games, and will also be used for concerts and other events.

Evolv Express uses sensor technology with artificial intelligence to provide threat detection services for venues. Fans can walk through the system without always stopping or having to open bags, with Evolv’s technology enabling security officials to differentiate between threats and everyday items.

Acrisure Stadium has chosen to partner with Evolv after officials saw the success of the technology at other venues, as well as in its own city with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Jimmie Sacco, vice-president of operations and stadium management at Acrisure Stadium, said: “Our fans are amazing, and we needed to make sure we were providing them with the kind of security solution they deserve. Evolv not only helps make entry safe and seamless for the best fan base in sports, but from the very start, they have come on site multiple times to monitor, support and make sure everything was running smoothly.”

John Baier, Evolv’s vice-president of sports, added: “As the home of one of the most storied franchises in football, Acrisure Stadium knows what great defence looks like. Evolv brings that defensive mentality from the field to the gates, helping keep fans safe without impacting their enjoyment of the event.”

Evolv will also be used at PNC Park, home of Major League Baseball’s Pittsburgh Pirates, this year. The system will look to reduce long lines and allow guests to make their way directly into the ballpark.

Evolv also holds partnerships with SoFi Stadium, Nissan Stadium and Gillette Stadium, among others. Evolv recently agreed a partnership with MLB’s Boston Red Sox and the team’s home stadium, Fenway Park.