Students at Bowling Green State University are going to see a change in athletic ticketing this year, claiming their free tickets online rather than swiping a student ID at the gate.
Bowling Green cited a number of problems with its previous ID swipe system as the reason for the change in ticket procedure, and according to a report from BG News, students will now login via their existing BGSU e-mail and a password sent to them by the university’s Athletic Ticket Office. Once logged in, students can claim and purchase BGSU tickets and select the sports event they want to claim.
Students will then have the option to claim either tickets for individual game, or the entire season depending on the sport. Ticketmaster is providing the new service, issuing claimed tickets to students through the company’s print at home QR code service, TicketFast.
Alternatively, students can log in using their smartphone and present the QR code at admission directly from their device. The service is also compatible with Passbook on iOS devices. The QR codes will allocate the university’s rewards and points programs. Students who opt to print their ticket will also be required to present their student ID to verify the name matches that of the ticket.
Guest ticket policies have also changed, with students now able purchase guest tickets for up to six student guests per game. Available at a reduced rate from general admission, student guest tickets can be printed through the same system or be emailed in a PDF to a student’s guest of choice.
Accompanying the new ticket procedure, the university is also enabling students to enter through any gate they wish as opposed to student-specific gates that had previously bottlenecked stadium access. The new system will also be used to purchase tickets for other campus events including concerts or bus tickets for potential away games.