Scan your iPhone to get in to a Stanford game
Stanford announced yesterday that they have sold out for season tickets for the first time. Congratulations to the Cardinal on this significant achievement.
Today, the Cardinal announced the following:
Beginning August 1, Stanford will begin offering tickets using mobile delivery - the ability to deliver tickets to a mobile device and the ability to present that mobile device for entry at an event. The Mobile Delivery feature can be used to send tickets as PDF files that are formatted for viewing on a smart phone or Apple Passbook files that can be stored as tickets on select Apple devices. Tickets delivered via mobile delivery include a 2D barcode that can be scanned for entry at an event.
Some fans will forever covet the paper ticket and the nostalgia that comes with it. However there are also some fans who will love that they no longer worry about losing / forgetting their tickets. Don't know the details yet, but we're guessing the guys at Stanford have figured out a way to allow those fans who choose the electronic delivery of the tickets to still somehow obtain a paper ticket as well if they so desire.
We're sure a whole lot of ticketing folks will be inquire about the technology being used... and then will look to adopt the same.