Is biometric entry coming? Pro teams, bowls ditch paper tickets.

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Is biometric entry coming? Pro teams, bowls ditch paper tickets.

As more stadiums require digital tickets for games, collectors of paper stubs mourn the loss of physical mementos and the big money generated from collectibles. What’s next? Scanning palms for entry.

  • One Seattle arena uses biometrics to purchase concessions. Is entry to games next?
  • Teams say virtual tickets protects fans from counterfeiters.
  • Going to only virtual tickets ends traditional scalping, but money still made in secondary market.

Marcus Dihlmann was skeptical about buying baseball tickets from a website on his smartphone while vacationing in San Diego in late August, so he went directly to the  Petco Park box office.

He bought nine for family and friends to watch the Padres play the Cleveland Guardians, and the employee behind the ticket window promptly texted the tickets to his smartphone.

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