Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Georgia university offers new online system for football tickets

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The University of Georgia in Athens is joining the ticketless revolution, at least where football is concerned. A new system enables workers at the stadium to scan a student’s ID card, which will show whether he’s paid for his ticket beforehand. Scalpers won’t have tickets to sell and it is expected that more students will be able to get into football games.

The new system was adopted earlier this week and comes after many students complained they only were able to get tickets to three of the games last year.

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