The Royals announced Monday that they will use digital ticketing for all season-ticket accounts in 2015.
Under the digital system, season-ticket holders can access their tickets and parking passes online and print them at home, for free, to bring to the game, or they can use a mobile device or tablet to display a barcode that will be scanned at the stadium. Fans will also be able to transfer or resell tickets digitally.
While the announcement said all tickets would go digital, an offline option will remain, however.
Scott Wadsworth, director of ticket services for the Royals, confirmed that fans uncomfortable with or unable to use digital ticketing can still have their tickets printed and mailed for “a nominal fee.” Those printed tickets will have a basic design, however, unlike previous season tickets.
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Wadsworth emphasized the advantages and conveniences of going digital — no lost tickets, and seats can be easily transferred — but said the Royals understand some fans will prefer the traditional method.
Season-ticket holders will receive complete instructions in January for managing their accounts online. According to the Royals, Major League Baseball’s “At the Ballpark” app can also be used on mobile devices or tablets to access Royals season-ticket accounts.
Some Royals fans posted on social media Monday that they had used digital tickets last season and liked the process:
Other fans weren’t as positive about the news:
The Star’s Sam Mellinger contributed to this report