- Nov 18, 2018
I'm certainly no boomer and having only mobile tickets is the dumbest thing they could do, just creates another barrier another problem for fans, what do they expect is going to happen to the group of piss drunk guys whos phones wont load. I just think it's dumb, give people options maybe incentivize people to use mobile, I have season tickets even tho I'm no longer in syracuse and miss a game or two minimum each year, I'd gladly pay ten bucks to have my tickets arrive like they have the last 7 years, oh well nothing we can do i guess, all I'll add is you don't see legit top football programs doing this BS. I hope it bites them square in the a**.Unpopular Opinion Warning:
Mobile ticketing has its supporter$. The facility can cut labor costs, and maybe have robots scan people in. App providers derive ad revenue from user clicks. Data miners vacuum up information for compilation and sale. And (for their own reasons) some people feel a need to clutch their cell phones during football games. That's the world we live in. But not everyone believes mobile ticketing is a 'necessity'. I include in this stalwart cohort some from the boomer generation, but plenty of others who are young and/or perfectly tech-savvy but see their phones as unneeded distractions. For a few hours at the game, they'd like to be unplugged, unmonitized, unmonitored, free from calls and texts, signal strength, PW's, "updates", log-ins, location services, charging problems, personal privacy sacrifices ... completely liberated from the false 'device imperative'. The fact is, paper tickets work great. Printing costs are nominal. They create jobs and provide friendly (human) faces at the gate. Printed tickets are safe from scamming, and bar codes make them 'no touch'. They put fans at the center of ticketing policy, where they should have been all along. So ... call us Luddites, 'old school', out of it, left behind, whatever. We'll happily pay extra for paper tickets so we can keep the memento and enjoy THE GAME.