Bury FC goes cashless with main sponsor Tappit
The Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane will implement cashless payments for Bury fans in a groundbreaking move for UK football clubs. The club’s away shirt sponsor, Tappit, provides cashless experiences to sports events, festivals and other entertainment venues across the globe and now brings the benefits of its platform to Bury.
Four of the club’s concessions will accept cashless payments; the Members Suite, Starkies Restaurant, Social Club and Retail Shop with branded NFC-enabled cards. Membership cards will be issued to fans who can preload funds and enable them to enjoy matchday without any cash in their pocket.
Commercial Director, Matt Caren, was hugely excited to bring technology to the club: “The opportunity to offer our fans the chance to go cashless at Gigg Lane was such an exciting prospect for us. Utilising the expertise of our Main Club Partner, it gives us the chance to collect data on our supporters, find out more on buying behaviours and learn how best we can communicate with our fans moving forward.”
Tappit CEO, Rob Groombridge, was equally enthusiastic. “When we first spoke to Bury about sponsoring the club we discussed taking the stadium cashless and were delighted to find a club that was keen to embrace our technology. We look forward to giving Bury fans a great cashless experience for years to come.”
About Bury FC
Formed in 1885, Bury Football Club is based at Gigg Lane, the clubs home since formation. After joining the Football League in 1894, the Shakers are now amongst the oldest clubs in English Football. With a long and proud history, Bury FC are twice winners of the FA Cup and still hold the record for the highest ever score in the FA Cup Final (6-0 v Derby County 1903). Currently playing in the English Football League One, the club holds many unique records in its 132-year history and are the only club in the Football League to have scored over 1,000 goals in each tier of English Football.
For a more in-depth look at the football club, please visit www.buryfc.co.uk/history2/