UF plans to move towards full mobile ticketing by 2020

Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal:

The Florida Gators kick off the 2019 football season in late August, but Gator fans now have another date they can mark on their calendars.

On August 1, the University Athletic Association will be launching the new Florida Gators App which will allow fans to connect their Ticketmaster account to the app, store tickets and enter the stadium on game day using only their mobile device.

The mobile ticketing feature in the app will be optional for non-student ticket holders this season. Student tickets will be exclusively digital this fall with the plan for all tickets going digital in 2020.

“Our primary goal is to transform the gameday experience,” University of Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin said. “This app, along with its features and the new Wi-Fi system inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to handle its capabilities, allows us to provide enjoyment and convenience to our fans when they attend games or receive information from us.”

Fans will also be able to store credit card information on the app making cash or a physical credit card unnecessary providing a cashless experience at concession stands.

In addition to tickets and concessions, other in-stadium benefits for fans in the app include purchasing ‘Swamp Moments’ which will range from video board messages to seat upgrades or exclusive events.

The UAA also announced they have eliminated printable PDF tickets from any tickets sold on Ticketmaster.com and on the Gators’ secondary ticket site, Ticket Exchange.