US Soccer has announced it will be implementing a mobile-only ticketing approach for the men’s national team’s Fifa World Cup qualifier game against Costa Rica tomorrow (Friday).
The governing body said the move is an attempt to provide a convenient, safe and secure method for ticketing, with US Soccer encouraging fans to download tickets in advance of the game. Tickets can be saved in Passbook and Apple Wallet, while fans can even take a screenshot.
It was announced that there will be no paper, PDF or print-at-home tickets issued for the international matchup at the 25,000-capacity Red Bull Arena in New Jersey. The stadium is home to Major League Soccer franchise the New York Red Bulls and is the third largest soccer-specific venue in the US.
US Soccer also noted that tickets should be transferred to each individual that will be using them in case of parties becoming separated during the lead up to the event. A group’s tickets can all be stored on one mobile device, though each member of the party must be present at the time the tickets are scanned in order to enter the stadium.
Fans can access their purchased tickets by logging into their US Soccer AccountManager, where tickets can be downloaded immediately. Those who bought their seats through Ticketmaster will need to login to their account on Ticketmaster or visit the app to gain access to their tickets.
Fans have been urged to arrive early to be included in a full-stadium card stunt, by which each fan will also receive a commemorative poster from US Soccer’s 2018 Fifa World Cup Qualifying Artist Series.