Salzburg, 20th August 2013. On their way to success, many European soccer champions of the 2012/13 seasons are relying on the passion and expertise of the access expert SKIDATA. The winner of the European Champions League 2013, as well as the Italian, French, Scottish and five more national champions: They all play in SKIDATA stadiums.
What would soccer champions be without their fans? Not only the performances of the players or the coaches lead to the success of a soccer team. Above all, the support of thousands of excited fans in the stadium encourages the players to achieve victory. In order for fans to get into the stadiums quickly and smoothly, many top European stadiums have been counting on the know-how and expertise of the company from Salzburg, SKIDATA. “We are proud to support prestigious and successful European soccer teams and their stadiums with our expertise. Even major events like the European and World Soccer Championship are unique challenges that we are repeatedly happy to accept,” says Hugo Rohner, CEO at SKIDATA AG.
SKIDATA Stadiums – Home of European Soccer Champions
Products by SKIDATA are installed in more than 200 stadiums worldwide. The homes of some of the best European soccer teams of the 2012/13 seasons are among them. The triple champion (European Champions League, DFB Cup, German Championships) as well as eight more national champions outwit others at home in their stadiums, where access and security are managed with SKIDATA know-how: Allianz Arena (Munich, Germany), Celtic Park (Glasgow, Scotland), Parc des Princes (Paris, France), Juventus Stadium (Turin, Italy), Estádio do Dragão (Porto, Portugal), Donbass Arena (Donetsk, Ukraine), St. Jakob-Park (Basel, Switzerland), Pepsi Arena (Warsaw, Poland), as well as the arenas of PFK ZSKA Moskow (Russia).
SKIDATA also makes a mark at major soccer events: Ever since the European Soccer Championship 2004 in Portugal and the World Championships 2006 in Germany, at least 50% of all stadiums for these events used SKIDATA access systems. The company from Salzburg has also already been chosen to equip the Maracana Stadium for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
SKIDATA: The Experts for Stadiums
Safe and quick entry plays an important role for stadium operators. SKIDATA solutions ensure that tens of thousands of fans get into the stadium smoothly in the shortest amount of time. Based on years of international experience, SKIDATA provides a complete system that convinces many clubs: It connects access controls with services for management and tools for visitor flows and after sales marketing. Plus: The open interface concept conveniently integrates more than 170 different ticket systems. In this way, local systems of the respective operators can be integrated and several ticket systems can be used per event.
SKIDATA Group is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, shopping centers, major airports, municipalities, sports stadiums, trade shows, and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.
Mag. Miriam Weiherer
Communication & PR Manager
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