UEFA EURO 2020 tickets will be distributed to fans via a new blockchain-based mobile app, official website of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) announced on 17 February.
As reported, UEFA will distribute around 1 million tickets across all 51 football matches via this new ticketing system, claiming that as UEFA EURO 2020 is the biggest EURO ever in terms of ticket demand, the app will make “entry into the stadium smooth, safe and secure.”
The intent of the new blockchain-based ticketing app is to prevent the duplication and replication of tickets by QR codes which will only be activated by Bluetooth once fans are near the stadium. Tickets will be delivered to fans no later than 7 days before the match. The application will be available for download in the end of May for Android and iOS.
“Fans will benefit from an improved fan experience as they can easily transfer their tickets to their guests using the app’s transfer function, which will facilitate their entry into the stadium,” UEFA writes.
Official website also states that all the fans who already bought EURO 2020 tickets during the December 2019 and later sales phases will get mobile tickets via the new EURO 2020 mobile ticketing system.