Bucs go with ticketless tickets

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The team that hasn’t had to print an abundance of tickets lately could soon have to print none.

The Buccaneers have become the first team to use paperless ticketing, with tickets purchased via a smartphone — and the phone then scanned upon entry to the stadium.

“We are always looking to enhance our fans’ gameday experience and keep the Buccaneers on the cutting-edge, so it’s thrilling to be the first team in the league to implement these mobile ticketing programs,” Bucs Vice President of Business Administration Brian Ford said in a press release.

Though no amount of widgets and gadgets will persuade folks to pay to watch a team that isn’t consistently competitive, little things like this will, in combination with other innovations, enhance the in-stadium experience.

24 responses to “Bucs go with ticketless tickets

  1. I don’t like it. I have all my ticket stubs and the Pats for example print many tickets with photos on them that make each game ticket unique in a nice way from all the others.

  2. Smart users of smart phones are reclining in the shade in the park across the street watching the game on their phone. When they’re not watching the smart looking ladies jog by in tight spandex.

  3. I dont like this either. The ticket stub has always been a cool and inexpensive way to commemorate an event. I hope the REAL football markets realize this and keep the old fashioned stubs.

  4. “…no amount of widgets and gadgets will persuade folks to pay to watch a team that isn’t consistently competitive…”

    So why do people keep saying that these consistently non-competitive teams should move to another city? If no amount of widgets and gadgets will persuade folks to pay to watch a team that isn’t consistently competitive, then no one’s going to watch them in LA or London either!

  5. ““We are always looking to enhance our fans’ gameday experience and keep the Buccaneers on the cutting-edge…”

    Except, of course, by enhancing the on-field product.

  6. kingpel, soon you’ll probably be charged for the privilege of a ticket stub to commemorate the experience!

  7. This is just a way to save money on printing the actual tickets. Pretty sure people are more focused on the team itself then how they get into the stadium

  8. Sounds like a team that is cheap with player spending, that went cheap on hiring it’s new coach decided to save some cash on printing tickets. This is one reason (other than the losing) that the value of the franchise has declined. The Glazers have a loser’s mentality and are more worried about that soccer team in England

  9. not news. I’ve gotten emailed tickets with barcodes on them and scanned them off my iPhone for Vikings games. this is just the last step.

  10. Hmmm – so now if you scalp purchase – you also have the priviledge of giving away your personal email address. “Dude, $750 – Four 50 yard line seats, I promise – just give me the money and ill email you – its legit I promise!” I think letting in Bucs fans for free would be a start – put the NFL ticket on the big screen- give them alternative viewing choices so they can avoid the ineptitude in the stadium.

  11. “little things like this will, in combination with other innovations, enhance the in-stadium experience.”

    I doubt it.

  12. I am a shmuck… Yes a AZ Cardinals fan. I have stubs from when my ” kinda good ” team was a crap ass cheap owner dump of a team. I also have my Falcons and Eagles playoff supper bowl run season ticket stubs.
    For some reason, when going to the dance comes once in a blue moon, you really like memories like that.

  13. You guys really don’t get it. To begin with you clearly don’t know anything real about the Bucs.

    But the thing you have all failed miserably at figuring out? This is the first move toward elimination ticket scalping altogether.

    Because seco d hand tickets do not help prevent blackouts.

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