NEC is the first Eredivisie club to test the use of face detection to gain access to the stadium. On May 8, the members of the business club will start using the system.
The fan site ForzaNEC reports that a special app is used to scan the passport and face of the supporter. FastID, a company owned by sugar cane Marcel Boekhoorn, is being called in to help. These scans can then be used to enter the stadium without a season ticket or ticket. All you have to do is scan your face.
The home game against Go Ahead Eagles is accessible to business club members through face recognition, but that certainly doesn’t mean that fans of the Nijmegen team will notice anything in the near future. On the contrary Football First The NEC states that they will first evaluate how the tests went in the business club and only then will the wider deployment of the system be considered.
NEC will play Ajax at home on Saturday, April 23, but then the system will not be used. It is unclear whether this will happen on Sunday, May 15 in the season finale against Fortuna Sittard. The people of Nijmegen also play matches with FC Utrecht and PSV abroad.
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