Croke Park Goes Contactless

18 September 2015


August 2015, Warrington – Europe's 3rd largest stadium Croke Park hosts Dublin v Kerry this Sunday in the eagerly anticipated All Ireland Final. However for the first time the hard fought match will be "Contactless", offering fans a Quicker payment experience at Food & Beverage concessions, speeding up queues for fans, therefore missing none of the action.

Croke Park operates their entire F&B service on the award winning InfoGenesis Point of Sale and Eatec inventory solution from Verteda. More than 400 POS terminals will serve the 82,000 crowd on Sunday.

"Many of the 59 venues that operate our solutions have installed an integrated Chip & Pin/Contactless payment solution which even extends out to mobile ordering on Tablets. Re-keying errors are removed and end of day reconciliation is simplified. In addition to the cost benefits, quicker transaction speeds & therefore sales have been realised across most if not all venues that have moved to Contactless" explains Trevor Roberts, Sales Director at Verteda.

With the solution future proofed across these venues to already accept ApplePay in the UK, POWA Tag, BePay Wristband and many other forms of on-scheme and proprietary tender types, offering the Fan a quick, convenient and preferred payment choice has helped drive Contactless adoption, therefore reducing the risk and cost of handling cash in the catering operation.

“We are always seeking new ways to improve how we work and to deliver more to our customers and fans at every level – with the hospitality technology from Verteda this is one way of achieving that,” says Ger Mulryan, Financial Controller, Croke Park Stadium “We’ve been working with the Verteda team for a number of years now, and they clearly understand both the challenges faced in our sector as well as the opportunities that new technology presents to improve service while also building revenues.