Rutgers to get rid of paper tickets, citing coronavirus

Rutgers is doing away with paper tickets to sports events in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The State University of New Jersey announced Wednesday that mobile-only ticketing to sports events will start this fall with the football season.

Rutgers said the new policy would enable contact-free entry into all venues and offer greater convenience and safety. The Big Ten member said fans can access their ticket accounts through the Scarlet Knights' app supported on Apple and Android devices.

The policy would cover football tickets and parking passes, men's basketball tickets, parking and hospitality, women's basketball tickets, men's lacrosse tickets, and wrestling tickets.

Rutgers also said fans will have the ability to transfer tickets electronically.

The university will work with ticket holders at events should either their cellphone run out of power or they don't have one.