Clemson football is moving to a mobile-only ticketing system starting with the 2020 season. According to a Clemson University Athletics press release, digital tickets will allow fans “greater convenience and safety.”
The measure also hopes to thwart the use of counterfeit tickets.
Clemson Athletics was contacted about how this will impact student tickets for the upcoming season, but failed to provide a comment. The press release states “all fans will receive their tickets via mobile delivery.”
Those not using student tickets will no longer be issued a physical ticket nor will they have the option to print tickets at home.
According to Clemson Athletics, during the 2019 season, 20%of season tickets were delivered via mobile devices.
One of the main concerns causing the move was a reduction in contact at ticket gates, no doubt a reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has hit Clemson especially hard as of late, causing the city of Clemson to pass an ordinance requiring masks in public areas until at least Aug. 24. Clemson’s first home football game is 19 days later on Sept. 12.
According to the press release, details regarding timing of ticket delivery will be announced at a later date, but in the past, mobile tickets appeared with their barcode two weeks prior to the event. Fans are encouraged to download their tickets to their mobile device to avoid connectivity issues or delays.
Those without a smartphone will need to visit the box office on game day with a valid ID for their name on their account.