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Fans of the Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and New York Yankees are now able to use Apple Pay either for the first time or in many more places at each team's respective stadium.

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Los Angeles company Appetize today announced it has launched its modern point-of-sale solution at five Major League Baseball stadiums, including Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Comerica Park in Detroit, Coors Field in Denver, Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, and Yankee Stadium in New York City.

While some of the ballparks already accepted Apple Pay to a limited extent, Appetize's technology extends Apple Pay widely to concession stands, team merchandise stores, and other new areas. The NFC-enabled terminals also support other EMV-based payment options such as Chip-and-PIN cards and Masterpass.

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Appetize said wait staff will also be using its iPad mini-based handheld point-of-sale solution for in-seat ordering and delivery.

A spokesperson for Appetize told MacRumors that most of the ballparks were previously using legacy point-of-sale systems, primarily with swipe-only functionality for credit and debit cards. Kauffman Stadium did widely accept Apple Pay at concession stands during the 2014 World Series in partnership with MasterCard.

Appetize had already installed its solution at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Fenway Park in Boston, and Citi Field in New York City.

Article Link: Apple Pay Now Widely Accepted at Yankee Stadium, Coors Field, Comerica Park and Two Other MLB Ballparks
 

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Apple Pay is also available at the retail locations at the new SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves.

Registers at all team stores at the ballpark, as well as the store at CNN Center and their Minor League affiliates (Gwinnett, Rome, Mississippi) support Apple Pay and have since last season. These locations all support EMV with chip reader as well.
 
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djstile

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Good to see Apple Pay being available in more places for quick transactions! I hate having to wait at EMV terminals at busy places like baseball stadiums - ends up holding up the line.
 
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avanpelt

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Apple Pay is also available at the retail locations at the new SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves.

Registers at all team stores at the ballpark, as well as the store at CNN Center and their Minor League affiliates (Gwinnett, Rome, Mississippi) support Apple Pay and have since last season. These locations all support EMV with chip reader as well.

Thank you for posting this information. I was about to throw a fit if SunTrust Park didn't support Apple Pay given that it's a brand new stadium.
 
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ThaRuler

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You make it sound like Kansas City is some hick town...


Are you saying it's not?
 
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MacDawg

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Thank you for posting this information. I was about to throw a fit if SunTrust Park didn't support Apple Pay given that it's a brand new stadium.

I can't speak for the concessions locations, but all of the retail (merchandise, shirts, hats, etc.) locations are up to date and good to go :)
 
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IJ Reilly

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I've never seen a NFC reader system at any Dodger Stadium concession. In fact I haven't even seen a chip reader, only swipe.
 
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Jimmy James

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While Apple Pay is a great implementation it always surprises me that NFC-based payments are still novel in parts of the world.
 
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Any word on when Petco Park is going to get this or any other similar POS system?
Best to ask Petco Park directly.

Most sports stadiums are operated by a concessionnaire. Each one has a different timetable on when new amenities are deployed.

The limiting factor isn't Apple here. It is the merchant in adopting Apple Pay (or any other guest amenity).
 
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Aston441

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I do not care. At all. That's not where I've been skimmed. Twice.

Apple Pay needs to be on gas pumps.

Gas pumps.

Gas pumps.

So I don't have to go through the hassle of paying cash for gas any more in hopes of not being skimmed again.

Apple pay needs to be on gas pumps.

How about it Big Oil?
 
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IJ Reilly

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Best to ask Petco Park directly.

Most sports stadiums are operated by a concessionnaire. Each one has a different timetable on when new amenities are deployed.

The limiting factor isn't Apple here. It is the merchant in adopting Apple Pay (or any other guest amenity).

I don't know of any sports stadium not operated by the team. The concessions might be operated by concessionaires, but not the stadiums themselves.

This is why I am dubious about the claim being made by this company that they've rolled out NFC at Dodger Stadium, where I have definitely never seen anything but swipe terminals. More likely they've sold it to only one or more of the concessionaires at the stadium.
 
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jermwhl

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I do not care. At all. That's not where I've been skimmed. Twice.

Apple Pay needs to be on gas pumps.

Gas pumps.

Gas pumps.

So I don't have to go through the hassle of paying cash for gas any more in hopes of not being skimmed again.

Apple pay needs to be on gas pumps.

How about it Big Oil?
That sucks! I always pull on the reader (when applicable) before putting my card in, as I'm leery of those damn things.
 
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mgroover

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While Apple Pay is a great implementation it always surprises me that NFC-based payments are still novel in parts of the world.

I just in Florida (Orlando/Ft Lauderdale/Miami) a month ago (hello from Sweden) and a lot of people working in stores wondered what I was doing with my Samsung phone/watch and my contactless payment cards (Visa/Mastercard/Amex cards) when doing payments. Still get the same reactions in Sweden because we did a major migration to chip based readers some years ago and are just playing catch up on the NFC terminals.
 
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deeddawg

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Apple Pay needs to be on gas pumps.

How about it Big Oil?

It's in process. I've seen it at a CircleK/Shell pump while travelling a few months ago. Valley, Alabama. Not exactly a major metro location. Go figure. Haven't yet seen it at the two Costco or one Sams pumps I usually use. I ought to check at a newly refurbished QT I'm sometimes near.
 
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ineedamac

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I wish more places accepted Apple Pay or other versions. I like the security and I use Apple Pay when places accept it.
 
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