How Tickethour kept the Baku 2015 European Games on trackJuly 28, 2015
The Baku 2015 European Games saw 17 successful days of competition, during which 20 different sports were held in 18 venues across the capital of Azerbaijan. At the end of the games, Russia topped the medal table with 164 medals (79 gold), followed by hosting country Azerbaijan with 56 medals (21 gold) and Great Britain, who finished third with 47 medals (18 gold).
While the performances of worldwide recognition athletes, such as Azerbaijan’s Oleg Stepko and Romania’s Ana Maria Branza helped to make the first European Games a great success, there were other gold medal-winning performances that weren’t obvious to the general public. Behind the scenes, companies including Tickethour, had worked to construct and maintain Baku 2015’s operations to high standards and great efficiency.
During the games, Tickethour’s advanced ticketing technology powered the official website and 26 different selling points in the Azerbaijani capital, making it easy for fans to buy tickets for any sport held in Baku or outside the city limits. With more than 30 Tickethour staff based in Baku, over 700,000 tickets were sold for 283 sessions across the 18 venues.
With high numbers of local and international spectators attending the events, the venues demanded a powerful, fast, reliable, but also flexible Access Control technology. Rather than use bulky ticket scanners, Tickethour kept the crowds moving by using 160 high-tech portable scanners that could process up to 500 tickets per minute.
The combination of easy ticket purchasing and speedy venue entry ensured that the Baku 2015 European Games was a complete success. Tickethour is proud to have been chosen as the official ticketing partner for the games, which proved to be a powerful demonstration of its Ticketing and Access Control Technologies/Services.