Eugenio Porcu, FC Twente Stadium about SKIDATA

Eugenio Porcu (Chief Operating Officer, FC Twente Stadium)"SKIDATA is for us not only the present but also the future." 

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Visitor Management Systems for Stadiums and Arenas

FANtastic win with access control and car parking systems

The enjoyment fans, guests and promoters experience frequently relies on easy, secure and rapid entry. SKIDATA’s complete range of stadium access solutions guarantees that thousand of fans can enter your stadium effortlessly in the shortest time. Security and speed for access controls are at the center of attention.

Currently, SKIDATA’s products are used in more than 200 stadiums around the world. SKIDATA especially stands out with major events: Ever since the European Football Championship in Portugal in 2004 and the World Football Championship in Germany in 2006, at least 50% of these event venues have been relying on SKIDATA access systems for stadiums and arenas.

Video: Arena of FC Twente

The FC Twente has one of the largest stadiums in the Netherlands. 30,000 people have to be granted access in a very short time. This is made possible by the newly installed SKIDATA access system (including turnstiles, software, services, etc) that works with stadium tickets and mobile-phones, as well as with tickets from other sales points.

Video: Shopping Arena and AFG Arena in St. Gallen

The AFG Arena is the home of the FC St. Gallen. The Shopping Arena is in close proximity to the stadium. Since 2007 SKIDATA is already responsible for the comprehensive access management system at the AFG Arena, as well as for the parking space management of the attached parking garage. More about this in the video.

SKIDATA Solution

Forward-looking visitor management systems

  • Processing of large volumes of visitors in the shortest time
  • Management of different events such as football games and concerts using a single visitor management system
  • Multi-level fail-safe response for effortless access in the event of failure of individual modules
  • Customer-specific analyses and statistics at the press of a button using Handshake.Logic
  • Open system interfaces for connecting external solutions such as POS systems , CRM and ERP applications and Venue Purse
  • Cashless payment through out the entire stadium complex
  • Multi-channel ticketing: ticket booking via numerous distribution networks
  • Utilization of the latest ticketing methods including RFID, mobile ticketing, Print@Home
  • Visitor tracking: simple monitoring of occupancy of individual sections
  • SKIDATA solutions for visitor access and parking management

Modern access control and parking management make operators and fans happy.

At a glance

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Otkritie Arena (Spartak Moscow Stadium), Russia


  • Parking management for more than 3,000 vehicles and busses
  • People access solution for the stadium with 42,000 seats, 46,000 for the soccer event in 2018

"START" Stadium, Russia


  • A modern, convenient and reliable access control system
  • Integration of the ticketing partner TicketLand

VadFest 2015 (India)


  • For the first time, SKIDATA installed turnstiles and servers in a container and used them for an event
  • The container's doors were made so that they could serve as entry and exit ramps for passage of visitors at the venue

Miami Dolphins (USA)


  • SKIDATA Loyalty Platform
  • Club members can collect points for certain actions which can then be exchanged for various services.

Seattle Sounders FC (USA)


  • SKIDATA Loyalty Platform
  • The program aims to reward an already loyal fans base, strengthen their relationship with the club and help add value to their experience as a Season Ticket Member

Lokomotiv-Stadium (Russia)


  • Access and parking management
  • Access control system in both arenas based on Handshake.Logic
  • Parking system based on Parking.Logic
  • Parking area for visitors & employees and as P&R opportunity
  • Parking system can be completely integrated into the access control system of the stadiums

Moskau City Racing (Russia)


  • Fully portable solution
  • Turnkey solution for a 2 days event
  • Vario.Gate + Turnstile.Gate on mobile palletts

Westpac Stadium (New Zealand)


  • 40x Vario.Gate (incl. RFID)
  • 39x SKIDATA turnstiles, 1x swingdoor
  • State-of-the-art access control management system for multiple events 
  • Designed for extreme conditions

Nürburgring (Germany)


  • 12 entry gate
  • 150 entry points
  • SKIDATA provides fast access to the parking facilities in addition to seamless access to the attractions
  • Bank and credit cards can also be used for parking.

Philadelphia Union Stadium (USA)


  • 88 entry points
  • Loyalty/Membership solution based on Microsoft Dynamics with Layers for Integration to: Handshake, Paciolan Ticketing System, Loyalty Membership Layer, CRM Database and eComms mailing Campaign Manager

Donbass Arena (Ukraina)


  • 150 entry points
  • Fast and easy access (the capacity of one turnstile is around 700 people per hour)
  • 51,504 seats
  • The entire project is managed by SKIDATA

Józef - Piłsudski (Poland)


  • 34 entry points
  • 2 VIP systems
  • Fan identification Integoo
  • SKIDATA is system integrator
  • 15,114 seats

Allianz Arena (Germany)


  • 240 entry points
  • Fast access (approx. 1,000 persons per hour)
  • Entire project managed by SKIDATA
  • Support of reusable RFID data carriers
  • Support of multiple ticket technologies

Jeddah Stadium (Saudi Arabia)


  • 31 entry points
  • VIP entrances with special equipment
  • Fast access (approx. 1,000 persons per hour)
  • Online ticket pre-sales
  • Entire project managed by SKIDATA


AFG Arena (Switzerland)


  • 29 entry points
  • 1,200 parking spaces
  • Solutions for parking and stadium access
  • RFID tickets for long-term parkers
  • Ticket pre-sales via web shop (Print@home tickets)


Estadio da Luz (Portugal)


  • 208 entry points
  • Integration of a new ticketing partner
  • Customer-specific access areas
  • Specially-designed VIP entrances
  • World premiere of 'Ticketing over pay TV'

St. Jakob Park (Switzerland)


  • 40 entry points
  • Ticketing via data systems
  • 42,500 seats
  • Entire project managed by SKIDATA

Sazka Arena (Czech Republic)


  • 63 entry points
  • Ticket pre-sales at more than 6,800 terminals
  • Processing of several ticket formats
  • Use of escape mechanisms

Imtech Arena (Germany)

  • 83 entry points
  • Fast access (approx. 1,000 persons per hour)
  • Open interface concept for SKIDATA solution
  • 33,000 season ticket holders with entry authorization on RFID data media

Estadio do Dragao (Portugal)


  • 124 entry points
  • Barcode tickets, RFID
  • 52,000 seats
  • Handshake.Logic system

Franz Horr Stadion (Austria)


  • 21 entry points
  • Ticketing by data systems
  • Mobile ticketing with 2D barcode
  • 11,800 seats

Fritz Walter Stadion (Germany)


  • 65 entry points
  • Ticketing by GOB
  • SKIDATA initial installation 1999
  • Handshake.Logic system

Lerkendalarena Trondheim (Norway)


  • 41 entry points
  • Ticket sales via extensive distribution network
  • Loyalty system per keycard with magnetic strip
  • Handshake software

Mercedes Benz Arena (Germany)

  • 103 entry points
  • Open SKIDATA solution interface concept
  • 33,000 season ticket holders with entry authorization on RFID data media
  • Maximum operator security using a fail-safe system structure

Volkswagen Arena (Germany)


  • 33 entry points
  • Ticketing by GOB
  • Handshake management solution by SKIDATA

Al-Ahli Stadium Dubai (UAE)


  • 31 entry points
  • Flexible.Cash ticketing
  • VIP RFID tickets
  • Multiple entries bookable on one ticket
  • Gates are equipped with escape mechanisms
  • Entire project managed by SKIDATA

Wankdorf-Arena (Switzerland)


  • Football stadium "Stade de Suisse" and shopping center at a single venue
  • 32,000 seats
  • Combined parking solution for stadium visitors
  • VIP zone exclusively for VIP cardholders

Extract of our references


  • Franz Horr Stadion
  • Generali Arena / FAK Austria Wien
  • Hannapi-Stadion / SK Rapid Wien 
  • Olympiaworld Innsbruck
  • SV Scholz Grödig


  • Beijing Tennis Centre
  • Gong Ti (Workers' Stadium)

Czech Republic

  • Sazka Arena


  • Allianz Arena
  • Fritz Walter Stadion
  • Imtech Arena
  • Mercedes Benz Arena
  • Nürburgring
  • SAP-Arena Mannheim
  • Újpest FC / Szusza Ferenc Stadium
  • Volkswagen Arena


  • Buddh International Circuit
  • Cricket Stadia Hyderabad
  • VadFest 2015


  • Eiswelle Bozen
  • Juventus Stadium - Torino
  • Stadio Adriatico - Pescara
  • Stadio Arechi - Salerno
  • Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia - Bergamo
  • Stadio Brianteo - Monza
  • Stadio Ciro Vigorito - Benevento
  • Stadio Danilo Martelli - Mantova
  • Stadio Ezio Scida - Crotone
  • Stadio Leonardo Garilli - Piacenza
  • Stadio Nereo Rocco - Trieste
  • Stadio Partenio - Avellino  
  • Stadio Riviera delle Palme - San Benedetto del Tronto
  • Stadio Romeo Menti - Vicenza
  • Stadio San Paolo - Napoli
  • Stadio Via del Mare - Lecce


  • FC Twente
  • NAC Breda

New Zealand

  • Westpac Stadiun


  • Bodø / Aspmyra Stadion
  • Events / Telenor Arena
  • FC Lyn, Vålerenga / Ullevaal Stadium
  • Lerkendalarena Trondheim
  • Lilleström / Åråsen Stadion
  • Molde / Aker Stadion
  • Sogndal / Fosshaugane Campus


  • Józef - Pitsudski Stadium Krakow
  • Legia Warsaw Stadium 
  • National Stadium Warsaw


  • Estadio da Luz
  • Estadio do Dragao
  • União Leiria / Estádio Dr. Magalhães Pessoa


  • Lokomotive Moscow
  • Moskau City Racing
  • Start

Saudi Arabia

  • Jeddah Stadium


  • IFK Göteborg / Gamla Ullevi
  • Kalmar FF / Kronfågel Arena
  • Leksand Stars / Tegera Arena


  • AFG Arena
  • Arena Thun
  • FC Base
  • FC Sion
  • St. Jakob Park
  • Wankdorf-Arena


  • Donbass Arena
  • Metalist Stadium

United Arab Emirates

  • Al-Ahli Stadium Dubai

United Kingdom

  • Blackburn Rovers / Ewood Park Stadium
  • Celtic Glasgow
  • Leeds United / Elland Road Stadium
  • West Bromwich Albion / The Hawthorns

United States

  • Miami Dolphins
  • Philadelphia Union Stadium
  • Roanoke Civic Center
  • Seattle Sounders FC

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