Packers Fans React to Digital Only Ticketing

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — They are a time-honored keepsake and a reminder of tailgates, touchdowns and Packers wins.

“I feel like it’s a lot more of a personal touch that’s kind of being taken away,” Packers fan James Askins said.

This season, a paper ticket won’t get you into Lambeau Field. A stub that some keep for generations is going digital.

“People tend to hold onto their phones pretty tightly,” Fan and Buffalo City resident Kelly Herold said. “For us, it’s not a big deal.”

“This really is a continuation of the evolution that we’ve seen in going to games here at Lambeau Field,” Packers Director of Public Affairs told NBC 26. “And this year, we are going mobile tickets only.”

“You might be talking to your kids one day and be like ‘oh yea, I remember we went and watched the Packers play and they beat the Vikings,'” Askins said. “You can hold that actual stub.”

Instead, fans will have to use their cellphones to get in. In a statement, the Packers say mobile tickets prevent fraud. But Askins would rather take his chances.

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Packers Fans React to Digital Only Ticketing