TeamCard gets “World Cup ready” for cricket’s biggest event this summer

TeamCard’s access management systems at Lord’s Cricket Ground will be upscaled to support all World Cup games played at the MCC ground.

The ICC World Cup final on July 14th this year will be the busiest day in Lord’s Cricket Ground’s 205-year history, and as the venue gears up for its biggest day ever, TeamCard’s access management system is being upscaled to accommodate more fans than ever before.

Secure access and advanced readers equipped to process multiple entitlement packages from multiple ticketing vendors are just some of the high spec features that will ensure Lord’s delivers an unforgettable experience to the 28,000+ fans expected to attend the final.

The new enhancements are all part of a £50 million upgrade plan designed to ensure Lord’s continues to offer safe, secure and successful experiences to fans as the ground scales up for the 2019 final and beyond. By 2020 capacity at Lord’s is expected to be 31,000.

‘When long-established venues like Lord’s stage major events like the ICC World Cup, access requirements change dramatically” explains TeamCard’s CEO Randal McLister. “A vast array of new ticketing packages may be introduced, security requirements increase, and the entire venue’s layout may be re-configured with special press, fan or VIP zones that otherwise wouldn’t exist.

“At a time when fans are watching not just in the ground but across the world on TV and social media, Lord’s needs to be confident that everything possible is being done to support success on the day.”

Over the course of the World Cup, TeamCard will be processing data from ICC’s ticketing vendor (Ticketmaster) and the MCC’s vendor (Seetickets) to ensure that all genuine fans will be able to scan their way through turnstiles with ease.

The first Cricket World Cup fixture at Lord’s is on June 23.

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