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Publish dateMar 15, 2023
MLS expansion team ushers in inaugural season with fan-friendly screening process
WALTHAM, Mass. – (March 15, 2023) – Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV), the leader in AI based-weapons detection security screening, announced today its partnership with St. Louis CITY SC for the club’s inaugural season in Major League Soccer.
St. Louis CITY SC has deployed Evolv’s state-of-the-art Evolv Express® screening solution at the entrances to its brand-new, 22,500-seat, next-generation stadium, CITYPARK. With Evolv, fans – whether they’re by themselves or part of a large group – experience an accelerated security screening through the CITYPARK gates without long delays for bag searches.
“CITYPARK was designed with technology, innovation, and the fan experience at the top of mind,” said Matt Sebek, St. Louis CITY SC’s chief experience officer. “We set out to bring our fans a seamless matchday experience, which starts with getting them into our stadium quickly and safely with Evolv.”
CITYPARK is another ASM Global facility working with Evolv. AO Arena in Manchester, England and Jacksonville’s VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena also use the powerful sensor technology with artificial intelligence (AI) of Evolv Express to provide safer, more accurate threat detection at unprecedented volume and speed. Evolv Express helps security officials to tell the difference between threats and the everyday items people carry in their pockets and bags without having to stop and check every fan individually.
“Evolv is excited to begin this journey with St. Louis CITY SC,” said John Baier, Evolv’s vice president of sports. “Just as Evolv sets the tone for a great fan experience for fans right at the gate, CITY SC is sending a message to its fans right from its inaugural season that they care about fan safety as much as they do about fan experience.”
Evolv is the fan screening provider for almost a third of the U.S. teams in Major League Soccer. St. Louis CITY SC joins a growing roster of sports facilities across all sports partnering with Evolv, including 2026 World Cup venues such as SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, and Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
About Evolv Technology
Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV) is transforming human security to make a safer, faster, and better experience for the world’s most iconic venues and companies as well as schools, hospitals, and public spaces, using industry leading artificial intelligence (AI)-powered weapons detection and analytics. Its mission is to transform security to create a safer world to work, learn, and play. Evolv has digitally transformed the gateways in places where people gather by enabling seamless integration combined with powerful analytics and insights. Evolv’s advanced systems have scanned more than 500 million people, second only to the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the United States. Evolv has been awarded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SAFETY Act Designation as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT) as well as the Security Industry Association (SIA) New Products and Solutions (NPS) Award in the Law Enforcement/Public Safety/Guarding Systems category. Evolv Technology®, Evolv Express®, Evolv Insights®, and Evolv Cortex AI® are registered trademarks of Evolv Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. For more information, visit https://evolvtechnology.com.
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