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Birmingham introduce card entry system to St Andrews

Birmingham City have become the latest club to ditch traditional season ticket booklets in favour of a single card, reports the Birmingham Mail. The Blues have decided to install a state-of-the-art entry system at St Andrew's that is fit for the top flight.

Rather than having to tear out vouchers, season ticket holders will now just use a wallet-sized card to get through the turnstiles for home matches.

AccessManager is just one of several improvements that are taking place at St Andrew's this summer. Under-soil heating, a new pitch, a big screen and a new Tannoy system will all be in place next season as well as the renamed Gill Merrick Stand, formerly the Railway End.

Blues' MD Karren Brady added: "When the board made our pledges to the supporters in January we said we would work hard and invest to make their match-day experience more enjoyable.

"Having already started work on bringing under-soil heating, a new pitch and a big screen to St Andrew's in time for the start of the 2009/10 season, access control adds to the list of the things we are doing to achieve exactly that."

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