Yubileyny Sports Palace with new Colosseo technology handles the IIHF World Championship with ease


May 20, 2016 - St. Petersburg, Russia

Yubileyny Sports Palace successfully made it through its first big international event after significant reconstruction and technology upgrades were completed just months before the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Ice Hockey began.

Biometric face recognition turnstiles including turnstiles for disabled persons did their job seamlessly and during the 12 days of action which featured 30 games in group B, processed over two hundred thousand fans.

The system proved itself by detecting blacklisted persons and preventing them from entering the venue by notifying security personnel.

Organisers expressed their satisfaction with the fluent throughput avoiding long queues as Colosseo’s one-step technology that scans and recognize the visitor’s face while validating the ticket is tackled in less than 0.5 sec.

The turnstiles were not the only impressive technology performer during the event as Colosseo’s latest generation of Video Goal Judge assisted the IIHF referees with solving controversial situations during the course of the championship.

Have a look at the gallery below to see many interesting pictures from the event!