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Cardinals complete shift to digital ticketing

The Arizona Cardinals has become the latest NFL American football franchise to confirm it will no longer accept paper tickets, including print-at-home and PDF versions, as it moves to a digital-only platform.

The Cardinals’ shift to a digital ticketing service is in line with a league-wide move featuring all 32 teams.

Ticketmaster provided the technology across all NFL stadia last year, but this Thursday, August 6, marks the first time that paperless ticketing will be in full use at the Cardinals’ State Farm Stadium, with the team’s pre-season contest against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Fans will be able to enter the stadium by using digital season-ticket cards or via a smartphone application, which is available to download for free.

The franchise warned that screenshots of barcodes would not work with the system due to encryption technology.

“In addition to enhancing security and reducing fraud concerns involved with lost, stolen, or counterfeit tickets, digital ticketing allows for quick and easy stadium entry as well as the added convenience that gives customers the ability to manage, transfer or sell tickets at anytime from anywhere,” the Cardinals said in a statement.