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CLEAR Pivots Into Soccer with Latest Stadium Deployments

CLEAR Pivots Into Soccer with Latest Stadium Deployments

CLEAR has further expanded the reach of its biometric pre-screening platform in the sports world, this time with deployments at soccer stadiums. One of the organization’s new partners is the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), with CLEAR’s biometric scanning to enable expedited entry for fans at the Banc of California Stadium. The same goes for…

Herta Tech Defends Against Soccer Hooligans in Uruguay

Herta Tech Defends Against Soccer Hooligans in Uruguay

“The facial recognition systems were implemented to prevent unauthorized individuals from gaining access to the soccer stadiums – in other words, to prevent hooliganism.” Facial recognition specialist Herta is celebrating the success of deployments at three sports stadiums in Uruguay. The projects were undertaken in collaboration with DDBA, a Uruguayan security integrator, which won the…

Hungarian Soccer Stadium Uses Biometrics to Prevent Hooliganism

Hungarian Soccer Stadium Uses Biometrics to Prevent Hooliganism

A soccer stadium in Hungary is using palm vein scanners to help thwart hooliganism. Called StadiumGuard, it has been deployed at all of the Hungarian Champion Ferencváros stadium’s 36 entry gates. Soccer fans need only to wave their hands above the scanners to gain entry. The technology was provided by BioSec Group Ltd., which claims…

Dutch Football Association Uses Mobile Biometrics to Fight Hooliganism

Dutch Football Association Uses Mobile Biometrics to Fight Hooliganism

The Dutch Football Association, KNVB, is seeking to leverage biometric technology to keep hooligans out of soccer games. To that end, it has commissioned an app from the G4S security company that uses fingerprint scanning and GPS technology to effectively track convicted hooligans. It’s intended as a more effective alternative to the country’s current system,…

Scottish Gov’t Won’t Fund Facial Recognition Plan for Soccer Stadiums

Scottish Gov’t Won’t Fund Facial Recognition Plan for Soccer Stadiums

The Scottish Government says it will not finance a facial recognition system for soccer stadiums. It’s a blow to plans first announced last month, when the Scottish Professional Football League put forward the idea as a security measure in the wake of unruly fan behavior; the idea would be to use it to automatically flag…

Facial Recognition Considered to Curb Soccer Hooliganism

Facial Recognition Considered to Curb Soccer Hooliganism

Facial recognition technology may be introduced to Scottish soccer stadiums as a means of addressing soccer club fans’ unruly conduct. The idea came up during a meeting of the Scottish Professional Football League, with its 42 members considering the proposal in the wake of complaints over fans singing sectarian songs and setting off pyrotechnics in…