Purdue will be following in the footsteps of Ohio State this fall, introducing a mobile-only ticketing plan for the upcoming season. The school announced the transition to a digital plan on Thursday morning.
The plan is an effort to limit unnecessary contact as fans and students attend sporting events for upcoming academic year. Purdue’s decision comes in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are excited about making the shift to digital ticketing, making it easier for our fans to have control of their tickets, as well as providing a contactless entry and in-venue experience for ticketholders,” said athletic director Mike Bobinski. “Digital ticketing is becoming widely adopted across the sports and entertainment worlds and with our current emphasis on safe, contactless procedures, we feel this is the right time to make the transition to a completely mobile solution.”
In addition to the health measures, Purdue says the mobile-only option “protects the integrity of tickets, improving protection against fraud, counterfeit and lost tickets while also providing more efficient means to transfer tickets to others.”
Purdue is the second B1G school to make the announcement of a shift to mobile-only options. Ohio State was the first to introduce the new plan for the 2020 season.