Before too long, all you need to do to enter a football stadium is scan your fingerprint or walk right in.
The use of fingerprint scanning and facial recognition is rapidly growing. Both mobile phones and even grocery stores have been using the technology with success.
Now sports teams have been jumping on board with the technology. Stadiums across the U.S. are bypassing paper and mobile tickets by using facial recognition.
The use of the technology is to speed things up and allow for contactless entry to sporting events.
Why it’s news
Some of the stadiums testing the new technology are the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium, Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High.
For fans to enter the stadium to see the Cleveland Browns, they stand in front of an iPad that scans their face to find their tickets.
Other sports like baseball have opted for fingerprint scanning. Fans can do a quick scan of their finger to enter the ballpark.
When it comes to newer technology like facial recognition and fingerprint scanning privacy concerns rise. People grow concerned about invasion of their privacy and the sharing of personal information.
Venues will almost certainly have another option for traditional tickets for people who are uncomfortable with sharing their personal info.
The systems will have to be secure in order to hold millions of peoples sensitive data. Facial recognition is the future, but there are plenty of secure measures to be made before it continues to roll out in the future.