Mississippi State Athletics announced in a press release this morning that mobile ticketing will be implemented for all athletic events going forward, which will commence with the 2020 football season.
While the release obviously mentioned the lack of physical touch concerns this will eliminate during the coronavirus pandemic, the university also makes this change as a way to further prevent counterfeit or fraud tickets being sold on the secondary market.
Print-at-home tickets will still be an option this season, but the university “strongly urges” fans to take part in the move to mobile ticketing. The press releases states that “mobile ticketing reduces frequent issues related to paper tickets, including theft, shipping delays, tickets lost in transit and the need for an early confirmation of a shipping address. In addition, mobile ticketing will provide ticket purchasers the ability to easily transfer tickets via mobile phone.”
Director of Athletics John Cohen commented on the change made by the athletic department.
“We’re excited to introduce mobile ticketing at our venues. Mobile ticketing has become the standard for sporting events across the country, and we believe it will be a positive change for our fans. Our gameday experience has and will continue to be of the utmost importance. Mobile ticketing will offer the MSU Family flexibility and create a safer and more convenient method to enter our venues.”
Mississippi State joins Ole Miss in making the shift to mobile ticketing this year.