CLEAR introduces biometric payments and ID checks for stadium concessions
Seattle sports fans enrolled with biometric identity membership platform CLEAR are now able to move through security quickly and purchase concessions with the tap of a finger at Seahawks, Sounders FC and Mariners home games.
CLEAR noted this is the first time in the United States that biometrics replace an ID for age validation and credit card for purchase in a single touch.
The Seahawks are the first NFL team to join CLEAR’s nationwide network. Sounders FC is the 4th Major League Soccer team to add CLEAR for fan entry. CLEAR members at CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field can now use their fingerprint to buy food and drinks, and prove that they are of legal age for alcohol purchases.
“Reimagining the concessions experience is a natural extension of our platform in sports and we’re thrilled to partner with the Seahawks, Mariners and Sounders to bring it to life for their fans,” said CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman Becker.
“Having an excellent and safe fan experience is paramount in everything we do, so we are excited to introduce CLEAR’s innovative security lanes and biometric payment and age verification to fans at CenturyLink Field,” added David Young, senior VP and GM of Operations, CenturyLink Field.
CLEAR, Major League Baseball and Tickets.com recently announced a partnership to introduce biometric ticketing technology at participating MLB ballparks later this year.
CLEAR, which is SAFETY Act Certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is available at 38 airports and stadiums in the United States. The company’s patented biometric-boarding pass technology will soon allow passengers to go from curb to gate with just the tap of a finger.