By: Hibernian Media on 29 Apr, 2020 10:00
Hibernian FC are delighted to announce a partnership with Sporting Pay that will undoubtedly enhance the matchday experience for supporters at Easter Road Stadium.
Sporting Pay is the only complete merchant service provider delivering bespoke payment solutions to the sports industry, including Lord's Cricket Ground, Oakwell and Edgbaston Cricket Ground,
The four-year agreement – worth a substantial sum to the club – will make it easier and safer for you to back the Hibees in person as soon as we are back up and running.
A brand-new Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) system will be put in place for our new-look kiosks and hospitality offerings, with the inner bowl of Easter Road to become a cashless stadium.
Not only will that make buying your pie and Bovril that bit quicker, but the move away from handling cash will reduce the transmission of germs at a time when we are all more conscious than ever of our health. Providing the cleanest environment possible for our supporters is a real priority for us, underlined in our pledge to build on being The Greenest Club in Scotland earlier this year.
This tie-up with Sporting Pay is the next step in that and in modernising your home for football in Edinburgh.
Greg McEwan, Head of Marketing and Brand Partnerships, said: “We have been continuing to look at ways of providing the fans the cleanest environment possible for when they return to Easter Road Stadium after this war against coronavirus and this fantastic partnership with Sporting Pay allows us to become a cashless stadium, which is a big step in the right direction by taking away the handling of cash, one of the biggest transmitters of germs. We are looking forward to working with Chris Norminton and the team at Sporting Pay and developing the fan experience at Easter Road."
Chris Norminton, Managing Director of Sporting Pay, said: "We are really looking forward to working in partnership with Hibernian and excited about the project of Easter Road becoming a cashless stadium, as we work with some of the largest stadiums in the UK we understand the importance of the fan experience and speed of service. Understanding your business and payment needs is essential at this current time and we are looking to work with local businesses in and around Edinburgh, who can all benefit from the same great rates as the club as part of the commercial partnership. We are also looking forward to entertaining local companies in hospitality whilst cheering on The Hibees."