Fortress Debuts New Accreditation and Thermal Scanning System at MLS is Back Tournament

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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.

“Working with Fortress to add an additional layer of temperature screening for the MLS Is Back Tournament provided an innovative solution to help us bring soccer back safely during these unprecedented times,” said Shannon Vafiadou, Senior Manager of Operations for Major League Soccer.

Fortress, the world’s leading provider of fan engagement solutions in professional sports, was selected by Major League Soccer to engage new technology featuring a combined accreditation and thermal scanning system at the MLS Is Back Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida.

During the tournament, which began on July 8 and concluded on August 11, the Fortress system provided an exclusive daily, fast and effective COVID-19 symptom check to MLS staff, and broadcast and media personnel entering the facility. In addition, MLS players, coaches, and club staff used the Fortress accreditation system.

Fortress is proud to announce 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. Before entering the facility, the Fortress pods scanned the person’s temperature, then linked the result to their game pass.

This is Fortress’s first project with MLS. Fortress’s client roster also includes some of the most iconic professional sports franchises in the world such as the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Heat, Arsenal, and the Boston Red Sox.

“We are so proud to have both partnered with MLS on this project, and to be at the technology forefront of keeping employees and staff in sports safe at such a crucial time,” said Britton Stackhouse Miller, SVP of Client Strategy for Fortress. “It has been incredible to watch the league’s leadership in operating one of the first ‘bubbles’ in sports and we are honored to have been part of it.”

“Working with Fortress to add an additional layer of temperature screening for the MLS Is Back Tournament provided an innovative solution to help us bring soccer back safely during these unprecedented times,” said Shannon Vafiadou, Senior Manager of Operations for Major League Soccer. “Fortress worked around the clock to deliver a custom credential management system to meet our evolving needs. We are very thankful for their commitment to this ambitious project.”

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About Fortress US:

Since 2003, Fortress has been first to the field with some of the leading innovations in sports technology - Digital ticketing, automated venue access, digital platform for loyalty, rewards, contactless payments, and customer analytics. Today, the Fortress application platform powers the match day and engagement activities of more than 150 sports teams around the globe, 365 days a year. With clients representing major national sports leagues (MLB, NHL, NFL, MLS, in addition to 80% of the English Premier League), teams trust Fortress to deliver best-in-class technology and service. Fortress helps teams transform their game day experience, deliver value across their wider customer base, and use focused intelligence to drive valuable engagement and participation.

Renana Barkan Spiegel
renana@fortressus.com

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