The Los Angeles Angels fans had mixed reviews after getting a first look at the Major League Baseball franchise’s mobile ticketing admissions policy yesterday (Thursday).
Print-at-home tickets are no longer be accepted at Angel Stadium, with the team pushing fans towards adopting its mobile app, which produces a unique barcode as a game ticket that can be scanned at the turnstiles.
Fans can still purchase traditional printed tickets on site at the Angel Stadium box office.
The Los Angeles Times newspaper reports that one fan had a problem after his friend had forwarded him a ticket electronically, then sent him the actual paper ticket. However, he wasn’t aware that the bar code on a paper ticket is invalidated as soon as the ticket is forwarded electronically. He explained that to the team, and he was admitted.
Another fan, who gained access using a screenshot of her ticket, was instructed that she needs to get used to the new system of using the app.
“This is great,” she said, “once you get used to it.”
The Angels said: “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.”
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.
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