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The Future of College Sports Ticketing
has getting into Trouble been of paramount concern in recent years. Founders: Jack Groetzinger, Russ D'Souza and Eric Waller. For instance, at this years Super Bowl XL in Detroit, local police arrested twelve people on felony charges for selling counterfeit Super Bowl tickets, and seventy-three bogus tickets were confiscated from people who tried to enter Detroits Ford Field on the day of the game. Beijing - The.S. There is also a significant security benefit to the use of contactless tickets for sporting events in general and for football specifically. That means tickets will be available in more places than ever before, allowing more fans to find and attend more events. The hybrid solution of rfid-enabled, paper-form tickets may be a short-term solution to the problems of crowd control, security, and resale prevention. What does all this portend for the Average Joe Six-Pack sports fan?
Radar Golf is a small company, based in Roseville, California, seeking to rfid-enable the game of golf with its Radar Golf System. Doing so has several advantages, including: - Preventing counterfeiting - Promoting security - Inhibiting the secondary black market for prized tickets. We are seeing that, as with the golf ball example, games themselves can be enhanced through the use of rfid technology.
Rfid will also bring heretofore unimaginable levels of information and intelligence to our games. Tune in anywhere, anytime. While World Cup tickets for this years event averaged approximately a 180 face value, one estimate from the United Kingdom projected that fifa leaves as much.6 billion (US) on the table by not charging market rates for tickets (Blau, 2006a). Indeed, the most noteworthy in-game example to date comes in the worlds most popular sport football (or soccer as we in the.S. In November 2005, Texas Instruments Tag-It rfid inlays were embedded into all 100,000 tickets for the Tennis Masters Cup 2005, held in Shanghai, China. The companys patented Ball hemingway V. London Positioning System (BPS) is built into a handheld unit, which is essentially an rfid reader that transmits a specific radio frequency signal to search for the lost ball.