Middlesbrough continues digital ticketing rollout

English Championship club Middlesbrough has begun the second phase of its digital ticketing rollout, ahead of its next home match against Birmingham City on October 21.

The club first introduced digital ticketing at the 34,742-capacity Riverside Stadium (pictured) in the early stages of this season. 

Middlesbrough fans are able to download their season card to their wallet on their mobile devices, before tapping it at the turnstiles to enter on matchdays. Supporters will also be able to download multiple digital season cards, for example if they bring their children to games. 

The latest phase will see digital ticketing introduced for season card-holders in blocks 15-20 of the North Stand. Existing physical season cards will still remain activated and can continued to be used, should a supporter not wish to utilise digital ticketing. 

The phased rollout will continue throughout the season. 

Middlesbrough also recently revealed that it would be supplementing the price of a ticket for an upcoming Carabao Cup away tie. The club is set to play the English League One side Exeter City in the last 16 of the competition, away at St James Park on October 31. 

A club spokesman said: “Our away support is absolutely fantastic, and with trips to Exeter and Plymouth Argyle in the same week – either side of trips to Norwich City and Bristol City – we wanted to be able to do something to try and help our travelling supporters.”

Middlesbrough will provide a subsidy of £10 (€12/$12) for adults, over-65s and 18-23s, and £5 for u-18s.