Digital tickets have become commonplace in MLB in recent years as a way to maximize ticket revenue and increase efficiency. At Tropicana Field, the home of the Tampa Bay Rays, in 2019, this paperless trend will extend to concessions and retail outlets.
The Rays have announced they will introduce a cash-free digital platform throughout Tropicana Field this upcoming season. Fans can pay for concessions and merchandise with applications such as Apple Pay or Samsung Pay along with all credit cards. Fans will also be able to exchange cash for Rays cards (gift cards).
The move, intended to expedite speed of service and increase guest satisfaction, will undergo its first test run during Rays Fan Fest on February 9th.