Posted May 01, 2017 by FreedomPay

Touchdown! Advanced Commerce Platform is a Big Win for Fans

New stadiums and modern entertainment venues are engineering marvels. With a large number of access points as well as multiple outlets for purchasing food and team gear, operators need the latest technology to ensure fan safety and security. Having to cater to tens of thousands of customers, stadiums must process thousands of food, beverage, and merchandise transactions every time there is a game or concert. The complexity of securing payments and PCI-compliance is a known challenge for stadium and large-scale venue operators, particularly as they work to meet guest expectations for payment convenience.

FreedomPay is the full stadium payment security system, utilizing simple integrations with leading point-of-sale (POS) systems to enable fast transactions. FreedomPay’s NFC-enabled devices allow stadium goers to use their mobile wallets to pay without the need of a physical credit card, and the feature-packed FreedomPay Commerce Platform doesn’t require additional servers or network connectivity to deliver payment security. Instead, it seamlessly integrates with existing POS systems.

Reliable and fast payment solutions are important to fans. No one wants to waste an extra minute at concessions while a big play is happening on the field! FreedomPay understands this challenge implicitly, and is proud to have successfully provided payment security for many of the largest sporting venues in the United States. With over 100 stadiums secured by FreedomPay, here are some familiar names;

  • Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California
  • Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex in New York, New York
  • US Bank Stadium, in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida

To truly protect stadium goers at sporting events, stadiums must provide solutions that link all locations across the arena to minimize potential data threats. FreedomPay’s platform delivers PCI-validated P2PE, and are the first in the United States to be PCI certified for this type of encryption with EMV and NFC capabilities. Based on a simple integration process with ISVs, these systems secure a fan’s credit card information.

For the stadium owners and operators, FreedomPay’s solution provides one platform to secure payments, from concession stands to luxury boxes. Payment information is encrypted and secured, protecting the fan’s cardholder information from a data breach. A recent study by Harris Poll asked American smartphone users about the locations where smartphone payments would be useful – 61% cited sports arenas. With FreedomPay, payments are secure and fans can use their smartphones to buy their favorite food or fan gear. One simple solution enables stadium and food service operators to focus on customer experience.

Some of the biggest names in the entertainment and sports world choose FreedomPay for its smart, nimble, and service-oriented solutions. To find out how FreedomPay is maximizing payment security and assisting high-tech stadiums and arenas to better serve fans, visit FreedomPay.com today!