Blockchain mobile ticketing app
Although the UEFA Europa League Final has used blockchain mobile ticketing before, this was the first time that digital tickets had been used in the UEFA Champions League Final. The system uses blockchain-based technology to create secure mobile tickets for Android and iOS smartphones. It works by generating a unique, encrypted ticket that is entirely traceable, removing the risk of counterfeit tickets while simplifying the process of transferring or returning tickets. Using the app, fans who have tickets can securely download, transfer, keep, or assign a guest a ticket, at any point.
“A huge amount of preparation work went into getting the mobile ticketing app for each event ready, with UEFA running many tests on multiple mobile devices and operating systems, high-load testing, and access control tests of mobile tickets to ensure everything ran smoothly,” said Fall.
With the switch in venue from Istanbul to Porto, the UEFA Champions League Final created the additional challenge of quickly readying the app for Porto instead of Istanbul, rebranding it for the new venue and having it downloadable on the stores in good time.
The platform worked well with 63 percent of UEFA Europa League Final tickets, that’s 5,700, delivered using the app. For the UEFA Champions League Final, it was 28 percent, 4,500 tickets. Each of the finalist clubs had an allocation of 6,000 tickets reserved for their supporters and sales for those were conducted by the clubs directly.