Contactless Ticket Support Coming to Apple Wallet for College Sports

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Paciolan, a ticketing service provider for college athletics, today announced plans to allow customers to add contactless tickets for sporting events to their Apple Wallets.

    The contactless tickets available in Apple Wallet will allow event attendees to enter stadiums with just their iPhone and Apple Watch using NFC. Apple Pay chief Jennifer Bailey said that students and fans will love having their tickets right on their Apple devices.

    iPhone and Apple Watch users will receive purchased tickets via the Messages app and can add them into the Wallet app by tapping on a link. When at a stadium, the tickets will pop up on the iPhone or Apple Watch's display.

    Paciolan says that NFC-based tickets will help cut down on fraud at the gate and will allow colleges to better understand who is attending games.

    Contactless tickets will be available starting in the fall 2019 football season for games at Baylor University, Louisiana State University, Michigan State University, University of Mississippi, Georgia Tech, and Rutgers University.

    Article Link: Contactless Ticket Support Coming to Apple Wallet for College Sports
  2. DrJohnnyN Suspended


    Jan 27, 2010
  3. Optheduim macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    Glad people are finally unleashing NFC, but once the Yankees and the NY Giants accept it things will be much better!!

    Oh and I would love the purge my office NFC card for something on my phone too! (<--- is there tech for this yet??)
  4. alexandr macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2005
    that's exactly what i was about to ask)))) one less thing to carry)
  5. Ohples macrumors newbie


    Aug 13, 2016
    Raleigh, NC
    Interesting, I might actually attend a college sports game to test this out.
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    Some colleges are doing this now, my guess is at some point HID or whatever will get on board for the corporate stuff
  6. alexandr macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2005
    i can't wait. of course losing ones phone would result in bigger issues this way, but heck)
  7. MisterSavage macrumors 6502a


    Nov 10, 2018
    Interesting. Ticketmaster doesn't use NFC but lets you put a QR code in your Apple Wallet. A security guard at a concert could believe it when he saw the ticket-taker scanning my watch and it worked.
  8. ghostface147 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2008
    Our local Chevron gas station just updated their pumps to contactless payment, yet their own gas card doesn't work in Apple Wallet. Oh well.
  9. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    This is nice. More options is appreciated.

    They just need to get apple pay at the pump when you get gas. I haven't seen it yet.
  10. ignatius345 macrumors 68020

    Aug 20, 2015
    I use Apple Wallet for every single plane trip, if at all possible. The boarding pass conveniently shows itself on the lock screen starting a few hours before the flight, and you can bring it up right from there every time you need to show it. Since those are scanner-based, the phone also does you the favor of maxing out your screen brightness temporarily so you get a clean scan.
  11. Solomani macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    Hopefully this will be implemented uniformly across all NCAA (championship) games. Hopefully.
  12. ipponrg macrumors 65816

    Oct 15, 2008
    I used the Seatgeek app, and added my Yankees tickets to my Apple wallet for a Yankees game this season. At the door, they scanned my Apple wallet, and I was allowed in.
  13. Optheduim macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011

    I used to know someone on the DevOps team at SeatGeek... Good product... But NFC is cooler than a QR code
  14. mja1228 macrumors newbie


    Apr 14, 2018
    Ticketmaster is slowly releasing NFC...
  15. RevTEG macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2012
    San Jose, Ca
  16. cuencap macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2011
    I agree and use Wallet any time I can. However, the boarding pass always seems to turn off right when I'm placing it down. There should be an option to keep the pass on the screen indefinitely until you turn it off. The 30-60 seconds it currently stays on is too short. I also try to move the pass with my screen in an effort to refresh this timer, but it doesn't seem to work. 40% of the time it shuts off immediately once I flip the screen over to scan it. Super annoying.
  17. rom3o macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2014
    Are you sure that your office card is NFC-based? Most of those utilise RFID.

    To my understanding Apple restricts the general use of NFC for third-parties to read only so you would need to go through them if you wanted to use it for your more complex applications like access control. I might be wrong on this though, I’m not a developer. :)
  18. V86 macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2019
    Crossing fingers for this also hitting the lock industry . I am a facility manager and we have saltosystems locks with the justin mobile phone app. Androids users is already using the NFC to get in while iphone users use a button in the app and bluetooth. THis was upgradet to a widget , but still not as easy as NFC.

    I was told by salto that they had the NFC feature in the first developer beta of ios12 but it was removed before the public beta got released.
  19. wba1990 macrumors regular


    Oct 1, 2015
    Birmingham, England
    Hopefully this works well and is just the beginning to getting tickets onto your devices

    Would love Football in the UK to allow you to add tickets to your phone
  20. jsu macrumors newbie

    Ticketmaster is going to be using NFC tickets for the 2019 NFL season. Any concerts at those NFL stadiums will also use NFC tickets.
  21. EdT macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2007
    Omaha, NE
    I am a season ticket holder for the Omaha Mavericks D-1 college hockey team, and I was able to add tickets last year to my Apple Wallet. It was really going thru Ticket Master, but it worked, and I was able to send my tickets to a friend if I couldn’t go. It was a lot easier than trying to meet somewhere to give them a physical ticket. I don’t know if the team is doing the same thing this year or not.

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