ABOUT US

Founded in 2001, Fortress technology has powered the adoption of digital ticketing, the use of RFID/NFC technology in the sports and entertainment industries. Widely regarded as the leading provider of integrated services and engagement solutions in the market today. Our platform powers the game day operations & wider fan engagement activities of more than 120 teams across Europe and the U.S., including 16 of the current EPL’s 20 teams.

At Fortress innovation is part of our DNA. Our team of over 60 engineers understand what fan centric operations means. We understand your business and as such we build solutions that work. Above all we support you – 24/7 in a way that is gained us the respect and trust of many of the worlds most demanding sports teams. That’s what we do…how can we help?

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News & articles

Dec 23 2019

Happy Holidays from Fortress

Wishing all our clients, partners and friends a joyous holiday season and a prosperous new year!

Dec 20 2019

2019 London Client Summit in the Books

We were delighted to host execs from more than 20 teams & venues in the US and UK as well as our partners from Barclays in London last week. Great conversations about the latest in tech, partnerships, client programs, and all that is to come in 2020. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who made this event possible. We are proud to be in business with these industry game changers, and are so excited about the future.

Nov 25 2019

New Client Orlando Magic is off and running

The Fortress pods are ready for your next visit at Orlando’s Amway Center, home of our new NBA client – The Orlando Magic.

Nov 19 2019

Budapest inaugurates PUSKÁS ARENA

Our latest Access Control project: Hungary’s National Stadium (a host for the 2020 Euros), which was rebuilt, and officially open again as of this last Friday. Thanks and congrats to our partners at Honeywell on another successful joint venture.

Nov 08 2019

Nationals Win 2019 World Series

Congratulations to our client the Washington Nationals on their thrilling run and first ever World Series win!

 

Sep 11 2019

Cowboys Add New Ticket Scanners To Suites At AT&T Stadium

The Cowboys have outfitted all of AT&T Stadium’s 370 luxury suites with new ticket scanners that allow suites holders and their guests to unlock their suites by scanning their ticket. The Cowboys worked with digital ticketing company Fortress to design and install a customized TR-200 scanning device featuring the team’s logo

 

Aug 28 2019

Dallas Cowboys Launch season with New Fortress Suite Readers

NFL Preseason has officially kicked off at AT&T Stadium with over 350 customized new Fortress suite readers. The Fortress readers enable truly seamless and secure access to Dallas Cowboys fans and stadium guests. 

Aug 06 2019

Aston Villa and Harlequins to trial Barclays’ Team Membership Cards

Barclays, one of the UK’s largest banks, and payment engagement technology specialist Fortress are working with high-profile sports teams around the launch of a new multi-purpose membership card designed specifically for fans.

Jul 29 2019

Our London Office is Hiring!

We’re currently hiring for the following role in our London office:

-Head of UK Reward Programme

Come work for us! Click here to apply.

Jul 24 2019

Barclays and Fortress Announce Partnership to Launch Multi-Functional Membership Cards to Drive Fan Engagement for Sports Teams

The collaboration involves a tie-up between one of the UK’s largest banks and a sports technology company with clients in sports leagues around the world, including the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB) in the US and 16 of the 20 teams in the English Premier League (EPL).

Apr 10 2019

Washington Nationals team up with Teamwork & Fortress for Innovative POS Technology and Fan Engagement Solution

The Washington Nationals have selected Teamwork for their new point-of-sale technology to be featured at Nationals Park for the 2019 Major League Baseball Season. In addition, Teamwork has integrated with Fortress to offer a more personalized fan journey.

Oct 29 2018

Fortress Client Boston Red Sox Win World Series

Congratulations to our client the Boston Red Sox – 2018 World Series Champions!

Aug 12 2018

Fortress Signs the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints

We’re excited to announce the Fortress access system has launched ahead of the 2018-2019 NFL season with both teams. Fortress is thrilled to be working with such powerhouse teams.

Jul 23 2018

Fortress Exhibit returns to SEAT Dallas

Fortress has returned to the annual SEAT conference held in Dallas for 2018. Come check out our booth!

Jul 16 2018

Fortress Signs Three New UK Soccer Clubs

Fortress is happy to announce we are now working with three new UK Soccer Clubs – Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, and Bristol City.

May 30 2018

Actions On Google Supports Google Pay Transactions

Another new addition to Google Pay is the support for mobile tickets and airline boarding passes that Google initially revealed last week, allowing users to store them in their Google Pay account so they’re accessible from the app, providing them with one less thing to have to carry around or worry about losing. Google says that it’s testing this new feature in a pilot with just a few different services, those being Ticketmaster, Southwest Airlines, and Fortress GB.

May 22 2018

Wembley Introduces Seamless Entry

Stadium partners with Apple and Fortress GB to launch innovative contactless mobile ticketing platform – The first in European professional sports. “This was truly a first-of-its-kind project,” said Dor Vago, Senior Product Manager for Fortress GB.

May 18 2018

Churchill Downs Debuting New Access Control System

Churchill Downs has a new multiyear agreement with Fortress US that sees the customer management outfit implementing and overseeing a new access control system at the track.
The system, nearly two years in development, is tied to an enhanced analytics system that will be able to track fan flow into and around the facility.

May 17 2018

Google Pay Brings Mobile Payments To Ticketing

Google recently revealed at its I/O developer conference in Mountain View that Google Pay systems would now support event tickets and boarding passes. While Google had previously announced a couple months back that support for prepaid tickets on public transit systems in Portland and Las Vegas would be arriving, this is a significant step forward. Now, Google Pay can be used on Southwest Airlines, Singapore Airlines, FortressGB, and Eventbrite.

Mar 13 2018

Wembley Launches Contactless Tickets in Apple Wallet

The technology will allow fans a new way to seamlessly and securely enter live events with contactless tickets added to Apple Wallet on their iPhone and Apple Watch. The integration of contactless tickets in Apple Wallet will simplify customers’ experience while enhancing security and fostering more personalized engagement with fans.

 

Jan 08 2018

Wirecard and Fortress GB launch first integrated contactless stadium card

Fortress GB, whose card base is currently 7.5 million, have partnered with Wirecard to launch this first integrated contactless stadium season ticket. As one of the leading providers of digital financial technology, Wirecard is chosen as issuer for The One Card, an all in one season ticket and member card with contactless payment functionality. Season ticket holders and members can use The One Card to gain entry to the stadium whilst using the same card for purchases at selected merchants at the point of sale or online.

 

Jan 04 2018

Park Life: Football Technology First

Aston Villa confirmed as first club in the world to integrate pre-paid contactless and chip and pin payment technology into season and member cards. The technology behind the new integrated payment and stadium access card is being provided by FortressGB, one of the world’s leading providers of loyalty, payment and access solutions to the sports and entertainment industry.

Jan 02 2018

New York Jets Win SportTechie Award for Most Innovative Team

In December, the team began testing contactless entry into the stadium for season ticket holders through Apple Wallet. At a time when demand for new technologies that improve the fan experience are at an all-time high, the New York Jets have worked hard to maintain an edge over other teams.

Dec 21 2017

Fortress Signs with Phoenix Suns

Fortress, the world’s leading provider of fan engagement solutions in professional sports, today announced that it was selected by the Phoenix Suns to develop Arena Cash, an exclusive stored value program offered to members of the SixthMan season ticket program.

Dec 20 2017

Wembley Stadium Scores UK First with Contactless Tickets

London’s Wembley Stadium will become the first sports stadium in the UK to offer contactless ticketing for fans. The system, which will be powered by global ticketing technology specialists Fortress GB, will allow fans to enter live events with contactless tickets added to the Apple Wallet mobile app on their iPhone or Apple Watch.

Jul 06 2017

Resurrecting Greatness – In the Business of Sports

It is said that, “greatness is a lot of small things, done well everyday.” For a sports team, being “great” does not just mean (nor totally rely upon) on field performance. Being great off the field is just as important.

Jul 06 2017

New York Jets President Neil Glat Chats Digital Ticketing

New York Jets President Neil Glat discussed with SportTechie digital ticketing, the future of virtual reality and the team’s social influencer program

Mar 02 2017

Montreal Canadiens’ Club 1909 Rewards Fans Around the Globe

The Montreal Canadiens in October launched its Club 1909 fan program, an initiative to unite the team’s fans from around the globe. The program rewards fans with points for interacting with the team in different ways, from attending games in person to watching on television or even just sharing team-related hashtags and messages on Twitter.

Mar 01 2017

Social Science of the T-Shirt Cannon

One would think that with this display of sheer exuberance that the T-Shirt was worth dying for – but no it is just a simple T-Shirt with the team/sponsor name on. Try and sell it outside the game and I’m pretty sure that most would walk on by without even a second glance. So the question is – what is going on here? Guest post by Richard Pinnick, SVP, Global Business Development at Fortress GB.