NWSL’s Kansas City Current Secure Entrances at New CPKC Stadium

The 11,500-capacity stadium will deploy Xtract One’s SmartGateway at all entrances to protect patrons and elevate fan experience.

NWSL’s Kansas City Current Secure Entrances at New CPKC Stadium

Photo courtesy of Kansas City Current

TORONTO — The National Women’s Soccer League’s Kansas City Current has selected Xtract One Technologies‘ SmartGateway System to protect the new 11,500-capacity CPKC Stadium.

CPKC Stadium is being built by construction partners, J.E. Dunn and women-owned Monarch Build, as well as the female-led team at Henderson Engineers, and is expected to open at the start of the 2024 NWSL season.

Once construction is complete, CPKC Stadium will make history as the world’s first and only purpose-built stadium for a women’s professional sports team.

This collaboration between Xtract One and KC Current “signifies a significant milestone by delivering streamlined, efficient, and modern security measures, enhancing venue safety, minimizing wait times, and fostering enhanced patron experience at a first-of-its-kind venue,” the announcement says.

Xtract One’s SmartGateway system replaces traditional metal detectors and delivers fast, reliable and seamless patron screening. This solution scans patrons for guns, knives, and other prohibited items as they enter the venue, using AI-powered sensors to detect threats without invading patrons’ sense of privacy and comfort.

The system was designed for large, ticketed venues to enable high throughput. With Xtract One, KC Current and CPKC Stadium will be able to deliver optimal fan experiences through eliminating long entry lines and allowing fans to quickly, and safely, enter the venue and enjoy the game.

“KC Current is all about elevating the community and inspiring bold ambition. We’re constantly pushing to raise the bar for our players, our fans, and our community,” says Kansas City Current vice president of facility development Scott Jenkins. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Xtract One to set new standards in fan safety and enjoyment, elevating our game day experience to new heights in a new stadium.”

What’s Next at CPKC Stadium

With this partnership, Xtract One will work with KC Current and CPKC Stadium to deploy ongoing security and weapon detection technology solutions tailored to the team’s needs and community-centric venue environment.

Xtract One’s ability to bolster security measures while ensuring an optimized entry process for fans aligns with KC Current’s mission of prioritizing safety without compromising the community’s experience, in their quest to becoming the best women’s football club in the world.

“We’re proud to lead the way in stadium security for KC Current as they usher in this new era of community experience at CPKC Stadium,” says Peter Evans, CEO of Xtract One.

“It’s important to us that we take care of ensuring fans’ safety, while allowing players and coaching staff to focus on what they do best: delivering unforgettable soccer matches,” he says. “Our goal is to make the CPKC Stadium experience enjoyable, secure, and memorable for all those who step through its gates.”

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