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Case Study VFB Stuttgart

The VfB Stuttgart sports club is the fifth largest sports club in Germany. With over 60,000 visitors flocking into the stadium on a game day, the stadium needs to upgrade its facility to ensure:

  • A faster ticket collection process
  • Better control of the facility
  • Conformity to strict data protection regulation 
  • Support of facility enlargement and evolving broadcasting requirement


Faced with various challenges, VfB Stuttgart turned to Belden to find a viable solution. Through collaboration, Belden has successfully helped VfB Stuttgart to achieve:

  • Trouble-free operations
  • Flexible infrastructure to support future growth
  • Improved traffic flow and control of access
  • Full network visibility

"Thousands of visitors arrive to the stadium in a very short amount of time.
It isn’t an option to have systems go down or to transmit data slowly. Our
visitors expect to have their tickets scanned quickly. We choose Belden
for the reliability of their solutions. By properly segmenting our network
traffic, we can identify unimportant traffic and critical traffic, to ensure the
network knows how to prioritize our communications during these critical
times, and guarantee messages arrive within specified amounts of time.”

Bernd Burger, Director ICT & Payment at VfB Stuttgart Arena Betriebs GmbH