FAN ID tested in Kazan

The system was first tested at the Kazan Arena during the 29th Russian championship round match between Rubin and CSKA
18 May

The FAN ID stadium pass system was first tested at the Kazan Arena during the match of the 29th round Russian Championship between Rubin and CSKA according to the Local Organising Committee CEO Aleksey Sorokin.

The meeting took place on Wednesday and was the last stadium test before the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. Sorokin together with the FIFA representatives tested the new pass system.

"The testing was quite successful, the Fan ID system received exceptionally positive ratings," Sorokin said. "Usually, the search part worries the most when it comes to throughput, but everything went very quickly, I tried it myself."

Kazan Arena will host four Confederations Cup matches: group stage meetings Portugal - Mexico (June 18), Germany - Chile (June 22) and Mexico - Russia (June 24), as well as one of the semi-finals (June 28).

About FAN ID

FAN ID improves the security level of the tournament for all participants and spectators. FAN ID is required for all fans who are going to attend the Confederations Cup, including children. For foreign fans, FAN ID will be a substitute for a visa when going to Russia, the document is also necessary for booking tickets, traveling on special trains, and allows free use of public transport in the host cities. A similar FAN ID system will be used during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

Starting November 2016, fans who purchased Confederations Cup tickets could apply for a FAN ID via special website. You can get FAN ID either in person at the issuing centres or by mail.