An example of this in practice was shown on September 15, where visitors were assigned an e-ticket, health check and time slot via an app and thus managed to secure their place in the stadium for the Ajax - Vitesse match. Thanks to the new technology behind and in front of the screens, visitors could enter and leave the stadium and the area safely and thus corona-proof.
Alderman Sharon Dijksma took a look at the innovation center before the match kicked off and saw how smart collaboration and technology can show the crowds in the area, from the number of visitors in front of the stadium to the crowds in the parking garages. A platform was also shown on which visitors can see for themselves where it is quiet in the city and on the basis of travel advice can request a safe route to their destination. The alderman was also shown a scoop of a pilot in which the municipality works together with Ajax, CSDM and JCDecaux, among others, to provide visitors with up-to-date information via bus shelters in an area where it threatens to become busy.
Amsterdam and the Johan Cruijff ArenA have been working closely together since the stadium was built. It has been agreed that they will further develop all kinds of technological innovations in the coming years in the areas of energy, mobility, crowd management, sustainability and digital security. This could range from a 3 megawatt Nissan battery with a second life and storage of solar energy for the stadium and the neighborhood, to pressure management for the city.
If you are interested in hearing more about this prolonged partnership, please contact Sander van Stiphout.