CLEAR, which scans eyes and fingertips to verify the identity of airport travelers, has decidedly solidified another field of play. There’s now a “fast lane” at Progressive Field baseball park in Cleveland, first made available at this spring’s Indians series against the Miami Marlins. For those unaware, it’s the 17th professional sports facility — and the 12th in Major League Baseball — to feature the technology.
The idea of quick entry is certainly appealing, but so, too, is an added layer of security through biometrics; overall, CLEAR is now present in more than 50 airports, stadiums and other arenas nationwide. It takes just a few minutes to enroll, and in this day and time, when large unknown crowds of people can be daunting from a safety perspective, the company hopes that little extra bit of “ease” might bring great comfort.