After recently upgrading to provide fans with running water and electricity, Mountaineer Field makes the switch into the digital age in 2012 with its new digital ticketing policy. According to the release, tickets will now be scanned using a bar code system, much like the procedures currently in place at most professional stadiums. Season ticket holders can also transfer tickets via email, provided the transfer is made at least 2 hours prior to kickoff. Tickets can then be printed and presented directly at the gate, rather than having to sit through long lines at will-call.
The new policy is definitely an upgrade and, if memory serves, brings the general public system into conformity with the current system for scanning student tickets. The new policy will make it easier for season ticket holders to get rid of tickets they can't use and thus will allow more people to attend games, as well as cutting down on counterfeit tickets (not that counterfeit tickets were a huge problem to begin with) and will-call lines. Hurray convenience!
With the implementation of beer sales at Mountaineer Field/Milan Puskar Stadium last season and the talk of upgrading cell phone and WiFi service within the stadium, the fan experience is only getting better and better. Oh, yeah, and the games will be a lot more fun this year with the new Big XII teams on the schedule. It's never been a better time to be a Mountaineer.