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January 9, 2018

Fortress turns to Wirecard to launch contactless stadium card in UK

Fortress, a provider of customer management platform for the sports & entertainment industry, has selected Wirecard to introduce first integrated contactless payments card in UK sports market.

Under the agreement, Wirecard will issue The One Card, an all in one season ticket and member card with contactless payment feature.

Using the card, season ticket holders and members can gain entry to British stadiums and entertainment venues. They can also use the same card to make purchases at selected merchants at the point of sale or online.

Wirecard director of sales and business development Brian Lawlor said: “The One Card will help speed up sales, creating an attractive proposition for clubs across the UK wanting to offer a top-class service to loyal and dedicated fans.”

Fortress development consultant Duncan Martin said: “Fortress carried an extensive search for an issuing partner that understood the strategic aims of the company, along with the challenges presented by working in the sports stadium environment.

“We are happy to have chosen Wirecard to partner us on this journey and look forward to rolling out the programme in 2018.”

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