Visa upgrades fan experience at the
FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and debuts the latest payment technologies for
fans in Russia.
FRANCISCO – JUNE 13, 2017:
Visa (NYSE: V), the Official Payment Service Partner of FIFA, today announced
that football fans attending the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017
will have a front row seat to enhanced payment experiences at official FIFA
stadiums. Visa is implementing
1,600 point-of-sale terminals and deploying 120 mobile concessionaires
throughout the stadium concourses, enabling a cash-free experience from
kick-off to the final match. These enhancements ensure official FIFA
stadiums are equipped with the latest in payment innovation, giving fans safe
and secure ways to pay – whether it is a click, dip, tap or swipe.
football fans want to focus on the quality of play on the pitch, Visa is
offering multiple ways to pay that will save fans even more time and give them
the opportunity to get back to their seats to catch that dreaded missed goal,
corner kick or red card:
commemorative prepaid cards, which can be reloaded at contactless Alfa-Bank
ATMs throughout the stadiums
contactless credit or debit cards
payments with Visa at NFC-enabled terminals
global leader in payment innovation,
Visa is also collaborating with Russia-based Alfa-Bank, the Official European
Bank of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, to introduce a Visa NFC-enabled
Alfa-Bank payment band, which is available for 1,000 Russian Ruble
(approximately $18 USD) at Visa customer service booths throughout stadiums and
reloadable using fan’s personal credit or debit cards. Select Visa and
Alfa-Bank guests will also be able to use a payment ring for the first time at
a FIFA event. The payment ring, attached to a prepaid card, features an
embedded NFC-enabled antenna, enabling fans to tap to pay throughout Russia,
anywhere contactless payments are accepted.
Official Payment Service Partner of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, we are
thrilled to bring fans some of the most innovative payment experiences from
around the world, enabling them to go cashless at the tournament,” said
Ekaterina Petelina, country manager, Visa Russia. “We understand that fans are
there for the action on the field and that they value a simple payment
experience that gets them back to their seats quickly so they can focus on the
As the Official
Payment Service Partner of the FIFA Confederation Cup 2017, Visa will
be celebrating the spirit of football in Russia and is looking forward to
showcasing the future of digital payments with fans from all over the globe.
For additional information on Visa’s sponsorship of the FIFA Confederations Cup
2017, visit www.visa.com.
(NYSE: V) is a global payments technology company that connects consumers,
businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries
and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate
one of the world’s most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is
capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud
protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank
and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers.
Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to
offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead with prepaid or pay
later with credit products. For more information, visit
usa.visa.com/about-visa, visacorporate.tumblr.com and @VisaNews.