American Express, the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center are launching a pilot program of the Brooklyn eWallet, a digital payment solution integrated directly into the Brooklyn Nets mobile application1. Built on the American Express Serve® platform, Brooklyn eWallet lets guests use their smartphone to purchase food and drinks at any Barclays Center event without reaching for their wallet.
“Visitors to Barclays Center are constantly using their smartphones around the venue. Now with the eWallet, they can easily and quickly buy food and drinks while interacting with digital content served up by American Express and the Nets,” said Joanna Lambert, senior vice president, Product Development and Management, American Express. “This pilot program continues our innovative partnership with the Nets and Barclays Center to redefine the ways that fans connect and experience events.”
“We are proud to become the first NBA arena to offer a mobile wallet program,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center. “Brooklyn eWallet complements the state-of-the-art technology that’s already in Barclays Center and continues our goal to provide the best in-event experience of any sports and entertainment venue.”
Using Brooklyn eWallet is simple. Guests can access the eWallet through the Brooklyn Nets app. It’s easy to add a funding source using the “card snap” capability that scans a plastic credit, charge, debit or prepaid card. Guests can store up to 10 cards, from any issuer, in their eWallet. To pay at a participating concession stand in Barclays Center, guests tap “Make a Purchase” in the eWallet to open the QR code scanner. All they need to do is scan a QR code generated by the merchant with the smartphone camera.
The Brooklyn Nets mobile app is available for free download for both iPhone and Android platforms (available at iTunes store and Google Play store) and features live game scores and stats, an interactive schedule, team news, team roster, Brooklyn Nets Instagram feed and Twitter integration, ticket information, and the ability to post a message to the scoreboard during a game at Barclays Center.
Brooklyn eWallet supports a larger initiative between American Express and the National Basketball Association to deepen fans’ love for the game through innovative digital experiences, including the recently launched “Home Court Advantage” digital destination that delivers custom league content, access to players, and now innovative ways to pay.
About American Express
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About Barclays Center
Barclays Center opened on September 28, 2012, and is a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. One of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, Barclays Center offers 17,732 seats for basketball, 15,795 for hockey, and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express.
Barclays Center hosts an extensive variety of events, including premier concerts, major professional boxing cards, top college basketball, family shows, the Brooklyn Nets and soon the New York Islanders.
Barclays Center has redefined the arena customer service and culinary experience. Its more than 2,000 employees are trained by Disney Institute, the business advisory arm of The Walt Disney Company, and its BrooklynTaste™ food program features selections from 55 well-known restaurants and vendors in the borough.
Barclays Center engages the customer with state-of-the-art technology to enhance the fan experience. As the first arena in the world to utilize Cisco StadiumVision mobile multicast streaming technology, Barclays Center allows fans to watch live video and instant replays from their mobile phones while connected to the arena’s free Wi-Fi.
Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center is accessible by 11 subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, and 11 bus lines.
For more information on Barclays Center, please visit www.barclayscenter.com.