The Ricoh Arena, home to Premiership Rugby team Wasps and Coventry City Football Club, has introduced a paperless pay-on-foot
The ticketless Fusion system installed by Newpark Solutions will be used to manage 2,000 onsite parking bays at the awardwinning venue, which offers a mix of conference, training, banqueting, exhibition, hotel, music and sports facilities.
The Fusion system uses automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) at barriers to record when a car enters, eliminating the need for drivers to roll down their window and push a button for a ticket. Newpark Solutions says this reduces the time taken for cars to get through entry and exit barriers from around 15 seconds to less than 3.
The 40-acre site will have seven walk-up pay terminals with large 17in touchscreens. To pay, drivers enter their number plate details and the system automatically calculates how long they have been parked and what the cost is. Visitors can also make online payments through Newpark’s hosted platform.
Matthew Cook, managing director of Newpark Solutions, said: “The Fusion system will revolutionise the way that car parks operate, generating up to 15% higher revenues than ticket-based pay-on-foot systems. It not only provides faster entry and exit with easier payment options, but also has fewer moving parts to reduce the maintenance burden and deliver operational savings.”