WDIV: Little Caesars Arena to move to mobile phone ticketing

WDIV reports that Little Caesars Arena is going to transition to mobile phone ticketing as its only method of entry:

We expect to learn more later today from Little Caesars Arena as it is set to introduce mobile ticketing as its primary entry method for the upcoming 2018-19 Detroit Red Wings and Pistons seasons.

The move is allegedly being made to protect fans from the risk of obtaining fraudulent or counterfeit tickets.

Instead of using traditional paper tickets to enter the building, a smartphone or other mobile device will act as a fans ticket and a QR code will be scanned directly from the screen and allow entry into the building.

Local 4 has learned the move will mean season ticket holders will no longer receive traditional ticket books with individual tickets for each game as they have in the past.

Detroit Red Wings season ticket holders are slated to receive a commemorative printed ticket to celebrate the upcoming season, with individual game tickets set to be uploaded to their online Ticketmaster account by the end of August.

According to WDIV, printed tickets won’t be accepted any more.

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