Campus ID News
Card, mobile credential, payment and security
CLEAR Kiosk 1

University of Texas to introduce fingerprint access at athletics venues

Andrew Hudson   ||   Oct 30, 2019  ||   

The University of Texas at Austin is working with secure identity solutions provider, CLEAR, to deliver a fingerprint access system for fans attending Texas football games.

The partnership will begin with University of Texas football games, and marks the first college athletic program to join CLEAR’s nationwide network. The biometric access solution will enable fast and easy access into Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Fans simply need to conduct the quick, one-time enrollment, and can then tap their finger and scan their ticket for entry.

“We’re always looking for ways to enhance the fan experience at our athletics venues," said Chris Del Conte, Vice President and Director of Athletics at the University of Texas. "This partnership provides Longhorns fans with a convenient option that will certainly do that while making our stadium operations more efficient."

CLEAR’s lane and enrollment pods will be available next to the stadium's Gate 25 during all remaining regular-season home games. Fans can conduct their free enrollment online at the CLEAR website, as well as find additional information including hours of operation and other FAQ's.

“Launching at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium is a natural evolution of the work we’ve done to enhance the fan experience at MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL and WNBA games at iconic venues across the country,” said CLEAR’s Head of Sports Ed O’Brien. “We’re thrilled to partner with the University of Texas to make CLEAR available to Longhorns Fans at this storied institution so they can get into the game faster and easier and enjoy more of what they came to see.”

University students that opt to leverage CLEAR for stadium access will have their own access process. Any student with a valid university email address and government-issued driver’s license or passport can also choose to enroll in CLEAR for free at the venue. Students are also eligible for a CLEAR Plus membership, typically $179/year, at a discounted rate of $50/year for four years. The CLEAR Plus membership provides the same biometric access solution at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport along with the more than 60 locations already in CLEAR’s nationwide network.

Int hat roster of of existing locations, CLEAR is providing its frictionless security solutions U.S. airports, athletics stadiums and other popular venues nationwide. CLEAR’s secure identity platform complies with The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines for protecting sensitive data and is certified as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter


Genetec stats
Dec 01, 23 /

Hybrid cloud, cyber fears, supply chain hangovers lead trends in physical security

In its annual “State of the Physical Security 2024” study, Genetec surveyed more than 5,500 end users and channel partners to get their perspectives on the market in 2023. Of the respondents, 32% were from North America and the remaining 68% were split between other regions across the globe. Key findings saw cloud-based access control […]
Amazon One Enterprise turnstile

Amazon makes move into access control space with palm biometrics

  The Amazon One Enterprise solution is a palm-based identity service that enables employees and other authorized users to access to buildings and facilities as well as computers, data, and online services. In the announcement, AWS highlights its increased security and user convenience as well as the cost savings associated with ID card issuance and […]
Northern Arizona University mobile ID
Nov 28, 23 / ,

Mobile ID drives massive growth in mobile app usage at Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University’s JacksCard went mobile two years ago and never looked back. The mobile credential was initially released to students in Apple Wallet, but one year later in August 2022, Android availability was added to the mix. With the help of their transaction system partner TouchNet, they accomplished the initial launch of the mobile […]
CIDN logo reversed
The only publication dedicated to the use of campus cards, mobile credentials, identity and security technology in the education market. CampusIDNews – formerly CR80News – has served more than 6,500 subscribers for more than two decades.

Join us, @NACCUorg, and @TouchNet to explore how campus card programs can successfully navigate the sales and procurement process. Join the webinar on June 6, 2 pm EDT.

Webinar: Learn how the University of Arizona uses campus cards, mobile ordering, kiosks, lockers, and robots to revolutionize campus dining. April 7, 2-2:30 EDT. Register Now at

Load More...
CampusIDNews is published by AVISIAN Publishing
315 E. Georgia St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301[email protected]
Use our contact form to submit tips, corrections, or questions to our team.
©2023 CampusIDNews. All rights reserved.