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?Patents | ZK-Crypt
Sep 03 2020
Congratulations to Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club who started welcoming fans back to their stadium this past weekend – Also marking the first UK Football test event ahead of this upcoming season.
Click here to check out their Guide to Mobile Tickets – Powered by Fortress.
Sep 02 2020
We’re excited to be working with our new client – Dickie’s Arena. This past weekend, for the first time in 16 years, the Professional Bull Riders’ “Unleash the Beast” event was held at the arena. It was the first live event at Dickie’s since March – A limited number of fans were in attendance.
Aug 27 2020
Fortress was selected by Major League Soccer to engage new technology featuring a combined accreditation and thermal scanning system at the tournament held at Walt Disney World Resort. The accreditation deployment was the first time that both this intuitive system and COVID-19 symptom check technology has been used by a major U.S. sports league.
Aug 19 2020
-Direct integration with existing ticketing systems, creating a seamless process for teams and fans to transition from contactless cards, paper tickets and less secure barcodes to NFC tickets and membership passes.
-A versatile PASS EDITOR application that enables the design, creation and management of both single and season NFC passes.
-NFC Member Passes are added just ONCE to a fan’s mobile wallet and will automatically update with their individualized and relevant game and seat information, saving the burden of always having to add new tickets every game.
-NFC Passes encourage downloading the team’s app, but can be used to send notifications without it.
Aug 18 2020
“It may take awhile for the fans’ common meeting point to be the stadium again, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be a common meeting point in the interim… We just started hosting virtual fan experiences, incorporating loyalty members to interact with the game. We have to be forward-thinking, leading the shift and meeting our fans there.” Said Ralph Esquibel, VP of IT at the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Proud to be working with the Dodgers during these times.
Aug 14 2020
Fortress has been working alongside over 150 teams worldwide to help ease fans back into stadiums and arenas when the time is right. Here are five solutions we offer:
-Contactless & NFC Ticketing: Latest generation technology allows fans to scan their own tickets with staff watching from a safe distance.
-Color Coded Lanes: Measured boxes on floor and traffic light systems hold fans in a safe space.
-Designated Gates: Spread the load by pre-assigning a ticket to a specific lane and entry scanner.
-Health Questionnaires & Temperature Pre-Checks: Staff and accredited personnel are sent a questionnaire before attending the event, and have a temperature scan at a pre-check station.
-Going Cashless: Easy to deploy cashless solutions remove points of close interaction between staff and the visitor.
Jul 22 2020
Among the crowd-flow management protocols Fortress is recommending to its clients is a color-coded traffic light system of boxes or lanes in various floor areas to hold fans in a safe space and then release them through security and ticket scanning one group at a time. The system would include Resolution Zones, where visitors with ticketing issues could be directed, and Clean Zones, where visitors who consider themselves vulnerable because of their age or health can access the venue.
Jun 07 2020
In an era of social distancing, fans will encounter a different experience once they are allowed back into stadiums and arenas. “Fans want that experience to be top-notch, period. That’s why teams are thinking about this,” said Britton Stackhouse Miller, senior vice president at Fortress U.S., a developer of engagement and integration systems with clients in European soccer, baseball, the NBA, NFL and NHL.
Feb 05 2020
Super Bowl 54 kept the city of Miami and Fortress busy! We loved seeing fans using our access systems all over town – From Opening Night at Marlins Park, to the Bud Light Music Fest at the American Airlines Arena – Home of the Miami Heat. Thanks again to all our clients and partners involved in these projects.
Dec 20 2019
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 19 2019
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.
Sep 11 2019
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 06 2019
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 24 2019
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).
Jul 17 2019
The partnership between the two companies will feature seamless access to stadiums and venues using facial recognition and was announced at the 2019 SEAT Conference in Daytona Beach.
Jul 01 2019
The 2019 MLB London series set a high bar and raised hopes for the future of baseball in a soccer-obsessed country, where the two games drew the sport’s highest attendances in 16 years as approximately 60,000 people filled London Stadium, a Fortress client. The two-game Major League Baseball series between another Fortress client, the Boston Red Sox, and New York Yankees, marked the first time regular season baseball had been played in England’s capital.
Jun 28 2019
Twenty years ago, the Fortress journey began. Happy 20th Anniversary to our wonderful team around the world. And thanks to our clients, partners and friends for joining us on this fun adventure.
Apr 10 2019
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.
Aug 12 2018
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.
May 30 2018
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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 discussed with SportTechie digital ticketing, the future of virtual reality and the team’s social influencer program
Mar 02 2017
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
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.