The Los Angeles Angels Major League Baseball franchise has announced that print-at-home tickets will no longer be accepted at its stadium.
The franchise has been trying to push fans towards adopting its mobile app, which produces a unique barcode as a game ticket that can be scanned at the turnstiles.
The new system is being brought in for the 2019 season, which begins with exhibition games at the stadium on March 24 and 25.
Fans will still be able to purchase traditional printed tickets on site at the Angel Stadium box office.
The franchise said that the latest step is part of a long-term shift towards mobile-only ticketing at Angel Stadium.
“The use and implementation of digital technology reduces the risk of counterfeit tickets, allows for convenient mobile transferring, and provides a way for fans to manage their tickets on their mobile device,” the Angels said.
Tickets purchased through verifiable sources, such as the Angels.com website, 714-4ANGELS and ticketing partner StubHub, can be viewed in the app.
StubHub was unveiled as a partner of the franchise ahead of the start of the 2017 season.