The Cleveland Indians are joining a handful of other teams by making the switch to mobile ticketing this year.
The team announced the news on Friday, noting that beginning on September 1, fans who enter Progressive Field must use the MLB Ballpark app of StubHub app to scan their tickets. Screenshots will not be accepted, however, PDF tickets from My Indians Ticket Accounts will still be considered a valid form of entry. Additionally, the team stated that secondary tickets aside from StubHub will not be considered valid and can be revoked at any time in an attempt to limit fraud.
While many sports teams have already implemented this digital ticket policy – including the entire NFL – the Indians are one of the only teams to still allow PDF tickets as a form of entry. Nonetheless, some fans are still upset about the change, since it can cause complications with phones being lost or unable to connect to WiFi. Additionally, longtime fans are still feeling the sting of no tangible tickets – something that supporters used to cherish for a lifetime.
I hate mobile tickets. I like the feel of the ticket in my hand. I probably will not attend any games. It’s a personal thing
— Ed Somppi (@eisomppi66) August 30, 2019
For full information regarding the Indians’ mobile ticketing policy, visit their website.
The Indians will face the Chicago White Sox this week, followed by weekend games against the Minnesota Twins. From there, they’ll take on the Los Angeles Angels, the Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Washington Nationals later this month.