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NORMAN — With increased safety and convenience in mind, the University of Oklahoma Athletics Department announced Wednesday it will fully transition to digital ticketing at all of its venues, as well as for football parking.
Although ticket buyers will no longer have the option to print their tickets at home, the new digital system will provide quick and safe ticket delivery of season, mini-plan and single-game tickets and football parking passes via smartphones and the Sooner Sports app.
OU fans have already experienced digital ticketing the last two football seasons at the Big 12 Championship and bowl games.
“We’re sure hopeful that our athletics competitions will occur as scheduled,” said OU Vice President and Athletics Director Joe Castiglione. “But regardless of any timetables, we're extremely excited to introduce digital ticketing at our venues as it will result in several benefits for our fans.
“First, our aim is to limit physical contact between our fans and game day staff as much as possible, and this change is a first step in achieving that goal. We'll announce more of those steps later. The new digital ticketing process will also significantly reduce ticket fraud and loss of tickets, making for an even more seamless venue-entry experience. And fans will enjoy the flexibility of being able to immediately transfer tickets and parking passes to friends or family members.”
Ticket buyers will receive links via the Sooner Sports app or text message, allowing them to download tickets to their Apple Wallet (iPhone) or to Google Pay (Android). Just prior to reaching the venue gates, fans simply pull up the tickets with QR codes on their smartphone screen to show the gate attendant for scanning.
The athletics department still plans to print commemorative tickets that it will make available to fans who are interested.
Fans can visit www.soonersports.com/digitaltickets for an overview of the new digital ticketing procedures and answers to frequently asked questions.
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