Man City experimented with facial recognition technology instead of tickets to the Etihad stadium.
Man City is experimenting with face recognition technology to replace tickets for the field to watch Pep Guardiola’s team play at Etihad. In a pilot plan, Etihad will set up a super-fast entrance to the pitch for NHM. This project will be implemented by Blink Identity, based in Texas, USA.
According to the design team in charge of the project, the technology they applied can scan 50 faces within a minute, can identify whether fans are allowed to enter the yard and the notification signal is displayed by the indicator light system.
The system of Blink Identity will not have the familiar turnstile but will display green if the access is valid, and a yellow display means that the fans cannot enter the field.
To be able to enter the pitch through Man City’s facial recognition system, fans need to access an app via phone, take a selfie and register. Man City’s use of this technology is to prevent ticket sales and transfers all season long.
Man City experimented with facial recognition technology instead of tickets to the Etihad stadium. Face recognition technology will be applied by Man City instead of traditional tickets
This is not the first time Man City has applied new technology. Last season, Pep Guardiola introduced Artificial Intelligence (Al) technology during training with the SAP Challenger Insights application, which allowed him to keep track of the players’ data.
Etihad Stadium has also used 360-degree rotating cameras, Intel’s 3D True View technology can bring a better experience for NHM to watch through television. Outside the Etihad Stadium, Man City also built “CityPulse Wall,” a large interactive screen that gives NHM the opportunity to analyze data and data.
Man City is also the first English Premier League team to broadcast the match using Virtual Reality (VR) technology.