Wicket in the press and news.
SEP 2022 SPORTTECHIE
Wicket’s Facial Recognition Ticketing System Focused on Increasing Opt-In Rates, Tech to Expand for Concession Purchases
Wicket’s facial recognition ticketing system has been adopted by 20% of fans at Lower.com Field for entry into Columbus Crew MLS games.
SEP 2022 SBJ
Wicket finds success with Crew, Browns, for facial recognition tech
Wicket CEO Sanjay Manandhar said that his company has thus far never had a case on its system inaccurately ID-ing a fan entering a stadium. “The Browns are going to be its third season now, and the opt-out rate (for Wicket) is 0%.”
SEP 2022 VERIZON
Verizon Business boosts connected venue roster with 5G Edge Accelerated Access
Leveraging Wicket’s cloud environment, 5G Edge Accelerated Access is an opt-in solution that uses video analytics, facial authentication, and optional ticket scanning that is enabled by a mobile edge compute infrastructure.
aug 2022 ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION
Fans’ faces could become future tickets to Falcons, Atlanta United games
Eventually, tens of thousands of Falcons and Atlanta United fans may opt to enter the stadium via facial recognition or another form of biometrical authentication, rather than by pulling up mobile tickets on their phones.
jul 2022 BIOMETRIC UPDATE
Mets expand Wicket partnership
Now, according to the company’s Chief Technology Officer Mark Brubaker, hundreds of fans have already signed up for Wicket’s Express Entry at Citi Field this season and uploaded a selfie to the MLB Ballpark app to take advantage of the stadium’s facial recognition systems.
APR 2022 FIND BIOMETRICS
New York Mets Offer Face-based Entry at Citi Field
The New York Mets are rolling out a face-based ticketing system for the 2022 season. The Entry Express solution was developed by the computer vision specialist Wicket, and uses facial recognition to verify the identities of fans and to check digital tickets as people enter Citi Field.
APR 2022 SPORTTECHIE
The New Face of Baseball: Mets to Roll Out Facial Recognition Ticketing at Citi Field
The Mets exhibited facial recognition ticketing system on Thursday at Citi Field as part of a showcase of the ballpark’s new amenities for 2022. Computer vision company Wicket has partnered with the Mets to add its facial ticket kiosks at all stadium gates after a pilot last season.
mar 2022 New york post
New 4K video boards at Citi Field among upgrades Mets fans will enjoy
As part of the stadium’s digital renovation, Citi Field, in partnership with Wicket, has adopted face-recognition technology. The new feature, dubbed Mets Entry Express, will allow fans to opt-in and enroll to upload face recognition similar to that used by iPhones.
DEC 2021 DEPORTE TECNOLOGICO
Los New York Mets se apuntan al reconocimiento facial
Esta tecnología empezó a probarse en el verano de 2020. En aquel momento, se usó para controlar la entrada de los jugadores al campo. Ahora,
se instalará a partir del año próximo en las puertas de entrada principales del Citi Field.
DEC 2021 BUSINESS WIRE
New York Mets Partner with Wicket for Facial Authentication at Citi Field
The New York Mets have chosen Wicket as their Facial Authentication partner at Citi Field to enhance the fan experience. The Mets and Wicket will focus on deploying a series of facial authentication applications at the ballpark.
DEC 2021 BIOMETRIC UPDATE
Biometric ticketing reaches NFL, deployed to new soccer stadium
“This technology has cut the time it takes to get into the stadium by more than 50 percent. When it comes to funneling thousands of fans into the stadium at the same time, this adds up to significant time savings.”
oct 2021 stadium tech report
Easy Entry: Columbus Crew pushes the technology envelope to speed up stadium entry
“If you’re enrolled in the free Crew Express Access program it takes about a half a second for the Wicket Kiosk to recognize you, and you’re in. And with one scan, an entire group can walk in. With regular mobile ticketing, you can’t do that.”
AUG 2021 CLEVELAND BROWNS
Browns introduce Express Access at FirstEnergy Stadium
Express Access is the latest initiative through the Browns’ Responsible Restart Plan, which was enacted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and will remain in place to provide fans with the safest and best possible experience when they attend Browns games at FirstEnergy Stadium.
JUL 2021 SPORTS PRO
Sports Tech 101 – Stadiums and venues
SportsPro on Wicket: An innovator in stadium and venue tech solutions.
“‘Sports technology’ is an inherently amorphous and unwieldy term. In truth, technology is having a revolutionary impact on all parts of modern sports, from how it’s played to how it’s administered to how it’s consumed.”
JUL 2021 BUSINESS WIRE
Columbus Crew partners with Wicket for Facial Authentication at Lower.com Field
“Our priority is to provide personal, convenient, and accessible encounters for fans that deliver a frictionless experience from the time of arrival, and that is why we have partnered with Wicket.”