The 30,210 capacity BayArena is one of the most modern stadiums in Europe. A further element of the development of the building is the installation of the most innovative lock system on the market. The digital iLOQ keys and lock cylinders from iLOQ are provided with electricity through kinetic energy created when keys are entered.
"No batteries or cables are needed with the iLOQ solution. This saves us the cost of buying and exchanging batteries and reduces environmental impact as there is no battery waste. Access rights are programmed on the keys so that only one key is required to open all the locks in the stadium. At the same time, we can easily delete and securely reprogram access rights to lost or stolen keys. That removes the cost of exchanging lock cylinders and replacing keys," explained Wolfgang Seßmann, director of strategic building management for the BayArena.
iLOQ S5 is part of the iLOQ 5 series, which also includes the iLOQ S 50 solution for mobile access management. Here, mobile phones operate both as keys and sources of power. The building management team at Bayer 04 will benefit in future from the advantages of the mobile lock system – use in other facilities at the club is already planned.
"This is a great opportunity for iLOQ. We look forward to helping make life easier for the staff and visitors to the stadium and to further strengthen our brand on the German market. And, as a company with finish routes, we are also happy that the Finland goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky is an established member of the Bayer 04 Leverkusen squad," said Sascha Hilgers, CEO of iLOQ Germany.
"With the status of Safety Partner of Bayer 04 Leverkusen, iLOQ is part of a select circle of brands providing a productive contribution to the future of Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The presence of iLOQ will be visible on advertising hoardings and the TV video panel in the stadium, throughout the all digital communication from Bayer 04 Leverkusen and at iLOQ stakeholder events," said Joni Lampinen, chief marketing officer at iLOQ.
The quarter-final of the DFB-Pokal will be a special highlight for the Bayer 04 Women. The team will play at the BayArena for only the second time since 2009. Bayer04.de has collected reaction to the game to be played on Tuesday 5 March (kick-off: 18.30 CET). Director of professional teams Thomas Eichin, who is also responsible for women's football at the club, explains the background to the decision and the Women's team head coach Robert de Pauw and the captain Elisa Senß talk about the anticipation of the players ahead of the clash at the BayArena. Winter signing Borja Iglesias also shares his views. The striker was a big supporter of women's football following the kissing scandal involving the former Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales last summer. Borja also attended the last Bayer 04 Women's home game against TSG Hoffenheim.Show more
Odilon Kossounou certainly deserved this reception: At a Bayer 04 staff meeting, Fernando Carro, CEO, and head coach Xabi Alonso presented the Africa Cup of Nations winner with a special memento of his great achievement on behalf of all members of staff. The Werkself player won AFCON with Ivory Coast in the middle of February in his own country.Show more
The special edition Bayer Sports Family shirt pays homage to sport in the city of Leverkusen. Ahead of the forthcoming Bayer Sports Family matchday at the Werkself Bundesliga home game against Mainz 05 (Friday, 23 February, 20.30 CET), Bayer 04 Club members can secure this limited edition shirt now at the Bayer 04 fan shops and the online club shop.Show more
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There's big interest in Bayer 04 in Mexico, not least because of the involvement of former Werkself player Chicharito. The #Bayer04MexicoTour in summer 2022 also made a vital contribution to the popularity of the current Bundesliga leaders in the North American country. Since this week, the connection between Bayer 04 and football-mad Mexico has been enriched by one more aspect: Mexican national team coach Jaime Lozano and his coaching team have used their European tour to exchange experiences with those responsible at the works club, among other things.Show more