Cal Digital Ticket System Offers Convenience for Fans

July 14, 2008

BERKELEY -

The University of California Athletics Department announced Monday the launch of a new digital ticketing system that will provide fans greater convenience and security by scanning bar-coded tickets at Memorial Stadium.

Fans will benefit from heightened protection against counterfeit tickets and will be able to take advantage of new digital ticketing services, including Bear Transfers and Print-at Home tickets.

“Like most professional venues, Cal will now scan all tickets at the gates of Memorial Stadium and Haas Pavilion using a bar-code on the bottom of each ticket to verify admission, “ said Hunt Holsapple. Director of Athletic Ticket Operations at Cal. “Scanning helps indentify counterfeit and stolen tickets, providing Bear fans with improved security and service.”

Bear Transfers allows season ticket holders, who encounter scheduling conflicts, to email tickets to another person who then prints out the tickets on-demand. Bar-codes are printed on each transferred ticket and scanners are used at Memorial Stadium entrances to validate the tickets.

“Fans no longer need to worry about driving across town in traffic, mailing tickets or standing in will call lines in order to transfer tickets to friends or family,” Holsapple said. “We are excited to offer our fans new digital ticket services to make it easier to attend games.

With the digital ticket system in place, the Cal Athletic Department request Bear fans to arrive early to the gates for the first few home games. Arriving early will ensure all fans gain quick access to their seats by avoiding the last minute rush to the gates.

In addition to purchasing and transferring tickets online, fans will be able to print single game tickets from their office or home computers. Print-at Home tickets should be printed on white paper using either black or color ink. Each ticket should be printed on 8.5x11-inch paper and treated like any other ticket. For fans security, Print-at-Home tickets are individually bar-coded. The bar-code allows one scan per entry so any attempts to duplicate, alter or sell any copies of the Print-at-Home ticket may result in admittance being refused to the event.

To purchase tickets to the upcoming Cal football season, visit the tickets link at CalBears.com.

DIGITAL TICKETING INFO

The University of California Athletics Department introduces New Digital Ticketing Technology.

Features & Benefits

  • Bar-coded Tickets
  • Ticket Transfers
  • Print-At-Home Tickets

University of California Athletics will begin scanning all tickets at the gates of Memorial Stadium and Haas Pavilion using a barcode on each ticket. This digital ticketing system will provide Bear fans with a variety of convenient benefits as well as heightened security by indentifying counterfeit and stolen tickets.

Ticket Transfers: Season ticket holders will now be able to forward tickets to a friend via email. The ticket is then printed at home with a unique barcode that invalidates the old ticket.

Print-At-Home-Tickets: Beginning July 15 when customers order single-game tickets online at calbears.com they can choose to print their tickets at home. The customer will receive an email enabling them to print their tickets at home instead of receiving in the mail or picking up at will call.

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