Play ball: FIS works to modernize payments at minor league stadiums
FIS has announced an agreement with MiLB Enterprises LLC for FIS to be the official provider of financial business solutions to Minor League Baseball.
The agreement enables FIS to provide advanced products to MiLB and its clubs in three key areas: ballpark operations; merchant services; and loyalty and rewards, according to a press release.
FIS products will help baseball clubs simplify payment transactions for fans, improve customer experience, better track employee expenses, streamline handling of team travel and purchasing, and provide real-time payments for club employees.
FIS will showcase its innovative technologies and business solutions for MiLB's "Ballpark of the Future" at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, home of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in Florida.
In addition, FIS and MiLB will work together with MLB Advanced Media on the creation of the first overarching MiLB fan loyalty program, according to the announcement.
"In our quest to be a dynamic leader in sport and entertainment, we place heightened emphasis on aligning with companies that buy into our vision for the future and are committed to helping us get there," David Wright, chief marketing and commercial officer for Minor League Baseball, said in a statement. "Teaming with FIS makes sense on so many levels and plays to the strengths of both organizations. Our robust ownership, tech-savvy fan base and overall scale positions FIS and its industry-leading payment and loyalty services as the ideal partner for Minor League Baseball."