Contactless tickets introduced at Central Coast Stadium
As Central Coast Stadium celebrates its 20-year anniversary, fans attending games at the venue will be able to benefit from contactless tickets entering the venue.
The Gosford stadium is the first sports and entertainment venue in NSW to provide the option, with fans visiting the stadium now able to easily and securely add contactless tickets to their Apple Wallet on their iOS device at a single touch.
Once at the stadium, fans can hold their iPhone or Apple Watch next to the turnstile’s reader to be admitted into the ground for convenient and fast access, eliminating the need to search pockets or wallets or having to worry about losing their paper ticket.
Fans will also receive a push notification when they arrive at the venue for further convenience, allowing them to quickly access their tickets for streamlined entry. The leading-edge technology by Ticketek officially made its debut at Central Coast Stadium last Saturday for the A-League clash between Central Coast Mariners and Sydney FC.
TEG’s Chief Operating Officer and Head of Ticketing, Cameron Hoy, says the integration with Apple Wallet contactless tickets is a wonderful way to mark the stadium’s two-decade anniversary and Ticketek’s long-standing relationship with the venue, commenting “we are excited to bring the latest tap-and-go ticketing innovation to even more fans across our network.”
“Australia leads the world in Digital ticketing and Ticketek is proud to be at the forefront of these new mobile ticketing technologies.
“The introduction of contactless tickets at Central Coast Stadium will provide fans with an enhanced and frictionless event day experience with the additional security and anti-scalping benefits of our SecureTix digital tickets.
Central Coast Stadium Manager, Kath Casey, said the venue has seen many changes over the years. “Over the past 20 years, Central Coast Stadium has seen many changes and it’s now in the best shape it has ever been.
“To date we have hosted more than 490 events and welcomed over 3.6 million people through our gates. “As we approach this exciting milestone, we can’t wait to bring this great feature to our ticket holders for all events.”
Ticketek was first to launch mobile tickets in 2011 and since then, there has been rapid growth in customer adoption of digital tickets, with over 88% of tickets in Australia in 2020 are now delivered digitally, and 49% of these directly to mobiles. The addition of contactless ticketing is predicted to further accelerate the shift to paperless digital ticketing.
Contactless tickets on iPhone and Apple Watch will continue to be rolled out to further venues across Australia in the coming months following the successful launch.