Going for gold – Tickethour proudly supports the Baku 2015 First European GamesJanuary 4, 2015
In 2015, the Azerbaijan capital Baku will host the world’s first European Games, a prestigious international event rivaling competitions such as the Asian Games and All-Africa Games. Over 17 days of competition, more than 6.000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations, will compete in 20 different sports (16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports: Karate, Beach Soccer, Basketball 3×3, Sambo) in 18 different venues, bookended by lavish opening and closing ceremonies at the 68,700-capacity National Stadium. Organizing and managing the ticketing for over 280 sessions at the Baku 2015 First European Games is a mammoth task.
Twelve of the sports will offer qualification opportunities for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Those sports include Archery, Athletics, Boxing, Cycling, Judo, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Triathlon, Volleyball and Wrestling.
But it’s a task that Tickethour is proud to take on and we have developed new technology specifically for the event. A new smart search tool is based around different sports, venues and dates will make it easier for customers to find the sessions they want and to book their tickets. The moment that a transaction is completed, customers will receive their ticket information by email – international customers will also receive visa information to help them plan their trip.
Tickethour’s powerful access control technology will also have a big role to play. With tickets available for sale at each of the 31 European Games venues, plus numerous city outlets and the Internet, it’s vital that the Games’ organizers can quickly and easily check the authenticity of the tickets presented at the entrance. Tickethour’s access control technology enables each venue to scan customer tickets speedily, checking their validity for the venue and the sessions taking place there in real-time over a 3G network.
Tickethour is proud to be the official Ticketing System Supplier for the Baku 2015 1st European Games. A dedicated team of nine people will be on site at the event, many of whom have experience ticketing the 2004 Olympic Games and the 2011 Asian Cup. This team will be coordinated by two Tickethour directors to ensure the smooth operation of the ticketing system and a successful event.