UEFA adopts an innovative way for fans to buy Euro 2020 tickets easier.
UEFA Euro 2020 is set to be one of the largest-watched soccer events in the world. The tournament is set to attract millions of fans from all over Europe. Hence, the organizers have taken an innovative approach to ensure that soccer fans can conveniently and successfully buy the tournament tickets using an all-new mobile ticketing system.
The Union of European Football Associations announced that it will distribute over 1 Million tickets for the Euro 2020 matches through its recently introduced blockchain-powered mobile app. The UEFA has decided to take this innovative step in order to curb duplication and replication of conventional match tickets. The new technology only activates the tickets QR code by Bluetooth when the ticket-holder is in close proximity to the stadium. This advanced Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) powered mobile app will be offered for download to iPhone and Android users by May end.
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The tickets booked through this blockchain-powered mobile app will be delivered to buyers at least 7 days before the date of the match. According to the UEFA, it plans on distributing an impressive 1 million match tickets using the ultra-modern mobile app system.
The UEFA has reportedly received over 28 million requests for match tickets for the upcoming Euro 2020 tournament, making it the most popular European Championship tournament to date. In addition, the ticket applications have been received from soccer fans of over 200 countries.
In addition to ensuring smooth, safe and secure entry of fans into stadiums the new blockchain-based mobile ticketing system will also ensure a better experience for fans. This initiative is also suspected to reduce the number of conventional paper tickets drastically for Euro 2020.