Wicket in the press and news.
JUN 2023 SBJ
SBJ Tech: Wicket’s venue-first facial-recognition strategy
“We operate an opt-in model,” Partington said. “If you’re going to use the system, you’re going to voluntarily provide your metrics in exchange for an expedited experience. We think that’s very important, that fans can opt out if they’re not comfortable with it.”
MAY 2023 BIOMETRIC UPDATE
Wicket, Totm add biometrics, cybersecurity expertise with executive hires
Wicket, Totm Technologies, Inverid, and SecureAuth have each welcomed new executive talent into their ranks.
The first of them is face biometrics solution provider Wicket, which recently announced the appointment of Alastair Partington as President.
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MAY 2023 TICKETING BUSINESS
People on the move: Veeps, Wicket and more
Wicket, the facial authentication platform provider, has announced the appointment of Alastair Partington as president.
Partington joins Wicket as part of the US-headquartered company’s investment in growth in its core sports & live events sector, while expanding into broader facial authentication applications across other industries.
APR 2023 BIOMETRIC UPDATE
Familiar faces take on new roles in biometrics and security
APR 2023 SBJ
Wicket names Jeff Boehm CMO as it continues to prioritize sports venue ticketing
The facial recognition platform Wicket named former Formlabs exec Jeff Boehm as its CMO yesterday, as the company continues to prioritize sports venue ticketing. At the 3D printing firm Formlabs, Boehm also served as CMO,
specializing in the launch of proprietary products and global marketing.
JAN 2023 STADIUM tech REPORT
IDmission brings online ID verification to stadium concessions
Though only announced with TendedBar and with facial authentication software provider Wicket’s Cleveland operation, Banjeree sees many more potential uses, in other self-service bars, liquor vending machines, and other in-seat alcohol delivery operations.
dec 2022 FIERCE WIRELESS
Haslam Sports Group deploys private wireless from Celona at 2 stadiums — Kerravala
“But the biggest win that facial authentication delivers is the ability to handle large groups more easily. One person can redeem tickets for their entire group, and everyone can walk right through versus having to scan a
ticket for everyone…”
DEC 2022 STADIUM Tech REPORT
Facial authentication looking like a winner for stadium applications
Facial authentication systems at stadiums like First Energy Stadium in Cleveland, Citi Field in New York and Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta are showing early positive results, with venue operators scheduling expansion plans after successful trials.
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 BIOMETRIC UPDATE
Wicket and Verizon join forces for biometric stadium entry
The deal will see Wicket accelerate the deployment of its company’s facial recognition ticket entry system at sports venues that run on Verizon’s 5G network.
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.