The New York Mets has installed AI and biometric powered self-checkout kiosks at its Citi Field stadium, enabling fans to pay for their brews and snacks using just a touch of their finger.
Aramark, the food and beverage provider for Citi Field, teamed with biometrics firm Clear and Mashgin, a provider of kiosks that use AI to scan multiple items at once, to implement the system.
When items placed on the unit also include an alcoholic beverage, Clear simultaneously verifies that the member is of legal drinking age before completing the transaction.
Mets EVP and chief revenue Officer Lou DePaoli, says: “We appreciate the innovation, flexibility, and partnership which will allow us to be the first ballpark utilizing these digital technologies across the ticketing, security, and concession platforms for our fans.”
Clear initially launched biometric concessions at CenturyLink Field and T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, which marked the first time that a person’s biometrics replaced both ID for age validation and a credit card for payment in the United States.
Earlier this season, Clear and the Mets began to pilot a barrier-screening service that enables fans to enter the ball park using their face as their ticket.