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A new app helps sports and music fans figure out transport to their event, and offers special discounts and game-day fun.
FanZone was launched last year as a transportation app to help sports fans get to the game, but the Israeli-based company is now expanding into music events as well.
The company started by working with sports teams and city bus companies to manage the large number of spectators who turn out for major tournaments. The app helps fans organize carpools or take public transportation to the event, as well as compete with other fans through game-day quizzes and take advantage of special discounts on concessions or even a free game-day Uber ride.
FanZone partnered with the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix to create a custom app for Bike Week 2015 held in Northern Ireland. Organizers were expecting huge numbers of fans, and wanted to help streamline transportation to and from the event.
FanZone is free and available on both the Android and Apple platforms. Up until now it has primarily been used in Israel, the U.K., Germany and Greece. The company is now in the process of growing its user base in the United States as well as in France and Spain.
Launched earlier this summer, FanZone's music service has already been used for Backstreet Boys, One Republic, Art Garfunkel and Bon Jovi concerts in Israel, and will be available at some of the largest concerts in Europe this year.
FanZone says its diverse platform offers an end-to-end solution for spectators, including reduced travel costs, quick and easy transport, and an overall upgrade to the entire event experience.
“It’s a different platform than Moovit or Waze or other specific verticals that are focused on one service. Our offering is the event in the center, and we build the services around it,” founder Ori Shilo told Geektime.
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