Thursday, September 18, 2008

The new age of season tickets

Here is something I stumbled upon wihle checking scores this morning. It's a credit card for season ticket holders. Here is the story copied and pasted from the BCHL website.


The Westside Warriors of the BCHL announced today the arrival of the newest evolution in ticketing., the latest innovation developed by Recreation Sports Management of Vancouver, BC, allows for a completely paperless ticketing solution for sports franchises and venues. combines the basic functions of various types of gift cards and the function of storing all tickets for a season ticket holder. The technology creates a fast, seamless system for teams to employ at their points of gate entry.

"Our fans show up to the door for a game, we scan their Warriors fan card, and they’re off to watch the game," explains Westside Warriors General Manager, Mark Cheyne, "It’s really just that simple and without any paper tickets to sweep up after the game!"

Along with storing all their season tickets on one card, the fan has the option to email their tickets to friends for use.

"Instead of having to coordinate how to get tickets that you cannot use for a particular game to your friends, you can simply email them and they receive them instantly. Then it’s just as simple as printing them and bringing your e-ticket to the game,” says Cheyne.

Users of the cards will quickly discover that they can be used as a loyalty card, membership card, gift card, special packaged game pack, an individual game ticket, as well as a full season’s ticket. Card ticketing allows for use in and outside the particular venue where it is employed.

"One of the biggest selling features is the statistical and inventory tracking," comments Westside Warriors co-owner Gary Berman. "We are always looking for ways to enhance the game experience for our fans, and this is another great way of doing it."

Creators and founders of this revolutionary product in the ticketing world have big expectations for its future with plans to take the cards into the major sports venues in North America.

"Being able to offer a sustainable solution to the ticketing market along with the many fundraising opportunities that we now have available to teams and leagues makes this a compelling service to our existing client base of,"adds Harvey Smith, CEO of RSM Inc.

With no limit to how far this newest innovation can be used, it would be safe to say that card ticketing will be a hot commodity in the junior, minor, and professional sporting world.

For a preview of the system, visit


Sad to wake up this morning and hear that Ron Lancaster has passed away. Never met the guy but the stories you hear are phenominal. The greatest rider of them all. Rod Pedersen has a great interview over on his blog


The Dawson Creek Jr Canucks regular season opener is still a week away (Sept 26th @ FSJ) but the club will wrap up the excebition schedule on Saturday night at home against the visiting Fort St. John Huskies. Game time is 8:00pm.

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