German Bundesliga football club Hoffenheim has made the move to mobile ticketing, although it will still continue to accept other forms of passes.
Fans will be able to enter the PreZero Arena using their smartphones, print-at-home tickets and the normal box-office passes.
If a fan opts to use mobile entry, tickets will be sent via email or can be downloaded to their phones in the Wallet app directly after booking. Both mobile and print-at-home tickets can be ordered until the beginning of the game via the online Hoffenheim store.
The booking option “collection at the cash-in-check-out” is available up to four hours before kick-off.
The club also announced it will begin offering fans the option of paying for their tickets using PayPal. In its online ticket store, it also offers other payment methods including Sofortüberweisung, which is a cashless payment system from banking company Sofort, as well as by credit card.
In the 2017-18 Bundesliga season, Hoffenheim fell in the bottom five in terms of attendance figures, with an average of 28,716 fans filling the 30,150-seat stadium each game.