Kansas City Chiefs launch contactless payment environment with Tappit

Kansas City Chiefs, the Super Bowl LIV Champions, have confirmed that Tappitwhite-label’ contactless payment technologies will be activated for the NFL 2020 season.  

Securing a multi-year agreement, Tappit mobile payment provisions will be integrated within the ‘Chiefs Mobile’ app, allowing fans to engage in ‘frictionless’ in-stadia purchases when attending the Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium (capacity 75,000).

The Chiefs management underscored Tappit’s mobile integration as a key objective for its NFL 2020 agenda, in which the franchise seeks to create the safest environment for its fans attending the Arrowhead  Stadium.

“Tappit has an outstanding track record of working in the live event and hospitality industry around the world, including sports teams, international events and festivals,” said Tyler Epp, the Chiefs executive vice president of business operations.

“As we prepare to bring football back to Chiefs Kingdom, we are committed to the health and safety of our players, staff and fans. With cashless payments powered by Tappit, we’re one step closer to having fans back in Arrowhead Stadium safely, while minimizing person-to-person contact”.

Further partnership benefits will see the Chiefs gain detailed in-stadia transactional insights of their fans’ activity, helping the NFL franchise optimise its game-day operations.

Operating since 2017, Leeds-based Tappit is a specialist in developing cashless payment environments for large scale public events and stadiums.

Tappit clients include Manchester City, The Dubai Rugby 7s and Cornwall’s Leopallooza Festival.

Securing Tappit’s first NFL client, Jason Thomas CEO said: “As we look ahead to what sports and large-scale events will be like in the near future, we’re already seeing a huge appetite for safer, cashless payments.

“Not only is Tappit providing that clean and seamless payment experience, we are also equipping teams like the Chiefs with customer insights and data other payment methods can’t provide. This makes it possible for them to really understand their fans and improve the experience when we finally return to sports.”