FOR RELEASE: 9th April 2021
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Sports clubs across the UK set to welcome fans back to stadiums with the help of a new Scottish-owned sports technology company
﹣ The mission at Fanbase is to help clubs of every size thrive in the digital era, enabling them to connect directly with fans to sell mobile tickets and fan experiences
﹣ Company launched by Scottish brothers and sports fans set to help clubs of all sizes grow after an incredibly tough year for the sports industry
﹣ Elgin City, Linlithgow Rose, Berwick Rangers, Annan Athletic, Brora Rangers and Carnoustie Panmure amongst 30 clubs already onboard and able to put in place contactless stadiums with Fanbase’ platform & app
Edinburgh-based mobile ticketing and sports fan engagement company Fanbase, today launched a new app that gives sports clubs of all sizes the instant ability to launch contactless stadiums and engage with fans like never before.
The platform gives sports clubs their own mobile app experience where they can sell digital tickets, manage contactless stadiums & grounds, share content and manage memberships without the costs and complexities of building an app or integrated ticketing system from scratch.
The disruptive technology blends engagement and commercial features so fans feel recognized and connected to their club, and clubs have a means to connect with their fans on a global scale. Taking inspiration from some of the top NFL teams in the US and football teams in Europe, Fanbase gives every sports team access to a powerful platform digitising the whole fan experience.
Fanbase also has a strong corporate social responsibility stance with a share of profits going to national grassroots sports funds and a Carbon Zero mission to remove paper and plastic from every sports partner.
Alasdair Crawley said: “We experienced the difficulties of growing a sports club and engaging fans first hand, so we spoke to other clubs around the country and quickly from junior football to premiership level. We realised the challenges they were facing were common for clubs at all levels: fans weren’t feeling recognised and clubs were leaving revenue on the table, so we founded Fanbase in late 2019 and this is what we’ve focussed on and invested in.
Our mission is to create the best sports fan experience in the world, to help all our clubs to grow, and we are adding new features and enhancements every week.”
Keiran Carty, Elgin City “We got to know the Crawley brothers in early 2020 just before the pandemic hit. Since then we have started moving over to digital platforms that make everything accessible for supporters at the click of a button from mobile ticketing to subscriptions and content. The idea going forward is to work with them on developing exciting platforms that will benefit all of our loyal supporters. The guys at Fanbase are fans just like all of us and we look forward to working with them in 2021”
The new application will be available to download from Friday 9th April on both Android and Apple devices free of charge, while those who wish to view it on desktop can still do so at app.fanbaseclub.com
Fanbase was started in 2019 by brothers Alasdair and Michael Crawley with the mission of giving every sports team an affordable means of launching their own ticketing and fan engagement app to connect with their fanbase and grow revenue sustainably.
Linlithgow Rose were the first to come on board in late 2019 and since then the company has gone from strength to strength with over 30 partners now on board ranging from Elgin City of League Two to Brora Rangers of the Highland League and Carnoustie Panmure in the Scottish Junior Football East Region Super League.
Clubs looking to partner with Fanbase can view more information and contact our team at fanbaseclub.com
It’s not just on the pitch that the company have had success, off the pitch Fanbase were crowned winners of the Brand Identity category in the Scottish Design Awards 2020 whilst more recently being shortlisted for ‘Best Fan Engagement Technology’ and Sustainability in Sport’ in the Sports Technology Awards with the winners being announced on the 6th May. They were also fast-tracked onto the Global Sports Innovation Accelerator with partners such as the Minnesota Vikings, Bundesliga Leagues, PGA Tour, and Stade Francais.