Square selected as payment partner for 2019 Indianapolis 500 Concession Stands
Company will power card acceptance for all fans during the largest single-day sporting event in the world
Square, a company known for checkout and payments speed, has teamed up with Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a payment partner and point of sale provider for the upcoming Indianapolis 500, offering more than 300,000 spectators a faster experience when buying concessions during the event.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the largest sports venue in the world and Square is fired up to accept all major credit cards and mobile payments, like Apple Pay and Google Pay, at the venue’s approximately 500 concession stands. In previous years, most concession stands accepted cash only, leading to longer wait times during the race. Now, race fans will no longer need to dig in their pockets for cash and can instead quickly pay with their phone, watch, or card and get back to the track.
“Square is excited to be working closely with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway team to eliminate long lines and ‘cash only’ signs,” said Jesse Dorogusker, Head of Hardware at Square. “Square will help their concession sellers more than double their ability to accept credit cards, while giving valuable track time back to their spectators.”
For the first time this year, hawkers will also be taking card payments directly from the stands using Square’s mobile hardware offerings, making it easier than ever for fans to pay with a credit card no matter where they are. This is the second sporting event this year where Square has utilized its handheld hardware to transform cash-only hawkers into card-accepting sellers. To learn more about Square, visit squareup.com.
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