Southampton FC launches fan-centric app

David Murphy

English Premier League team Southampton Football Club is launching an app that will enable fans to book and pay for tickets to matches once the ground reopens. Through the app, fans will be able to download and share their tickets, then scan them at the gates for entry on matchdays. App users will also be able to order food and drinks through the app, receive a notification when their order is ready to collect, and then contactlessly collect from their chosen concession, using tech developed by the club’s app partner, Realife Tech.

The app will also offer news, match updates, quizzes, polls, an interactive photo wall, and special offers and online shopping opportunities for official Southampton FC merchandise through the club store.

"We're excited to have developed our official app alongside Realife Tech, using industry-leading technology to bring our fans closer to the action," said David Thomas, Chief Commercial Officer at Southampton FC. "The app will transform how we engage with our fans and we also look forward to seeing the benefits it will bring to match days at St Mary's when we're able to welcome them back."