Ahead of the 2023/24 A-Leagues season, AAMI Park will be implementing facial recognition technology as part of its security monitoring and surveillance system at the venue.
The technology is one of several tools used by the venue to prevent banned individuals from entering the venue so that there is a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees, guests, players and staff at AAMI Park.
The technology may be used to identify individuals who have been banned by Football Australia, the Australian Professional Leagues, competing clubs as well as persons who pose a threat to the safety, security, or integrity of the event, venue, or precinct.
Upon detection, a banned person will be denied entry or ejected by an Authorised Officer or Victoria Police.
The venue’s Conditions of Entry have been updated to recognise the use of facial recognition at AAMI Park.
Melbourne Victory Managing Director, Caroline Carnegie, said she welcomes the new technology to the stadium.
“We have had an enormous amount of feedback from our members and fans around Stadium security measures and how we can ensure a safe environment for everyone to enjoy our games. As a Club, we are pleased that AAMI Park will have improved security measures in place this season,” Carnegie said.
“We are extremely excited for the season ahead and look forward to our members and fans supporting our boys and girls in blue and creating an atmosphere that rivals what we witnessed during the recent Women’s World Cup. We want an atmosphere that is representative of everything we love about football and that enables us all to represent our Club together.”