UEFA has announced details of their ticketing system for the upcoming EURO 2020 Championship which is taking place across the continent this summer.
Tickets will be distributed to fans via a new blockchain-based mobile ticketing system, which UEFA says will make entry into the stadium "smooth, safe and secure".
UEFA hopes the new state-of-the-art ticketing system will provide secure ticket distribution and help prevent the replication and duplication of tickets.
The mobile tickets contain a QR code that will be activated by Bluetooth once fans are in close proximity to the stadium.
The new system was trialed at the inaugural UEFA Nations League finals last June.
Over 110,000 tickets (80% of the tickets available) were successfully delivered to mobile phones for the four matches.
Fans who purchased EURO 2020 tickets during the December 2019 sales phase and later sales phases closer to the tournament will receive their tickets as mobile tickets via the official EURO 2020 mobile tickets app.
The app will be available for download towards the end of May 2020 for Android and iOS phones.
Mobile tickets will be delivered to the app no later than seven days before the match.
In total, UEFA expects to deliver over one million mobile tickets to fans across all 51 matches.
With over one million mobile tickets being distributed UEFA adds that their objective to have a more sustainable tournament is improved by significantly reducing the number of paper tickets compared with previous tournaments.
Supporters can easily transfer their tickets to their guests using the app’s transfer function, which will facilitate their entry into the stadium.
Supporters who purchase ‘Follow my team’ tickets will receive their mobile tickets only once their team has qualified for a specific match.
It is also hoped that the ability to deliver mobile tickets to match goers close to the day of the game will considerably enhance the fan journey, as fans will no longer be required to visit ticket collection points to exchange ticket vouchers.