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Bayern Munich converts to a digital ticketing system

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The club will no longer print paper or plastic tickets beginning next season.

FC Bayern Munich v FC Sevilla: UEFA Super Cup 2020 Photo by Tullio Puglia - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Bayern Munich announced Monday that beginning next season, tickets will only be available through mobile tickets and print-at-home options. Both of these options have long been available for single game and season tickets, but in a move to promote cost-savings and sustainability, the club has decided to stop printing and mailing tickets.

About this decision, FC Bayern’s deputy chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen said, “As sustainability, conservation of resources and reduction of CO2 emissions are central issues at FC Bayern and in ticketing, we have decided not to offer printed tickets such as the annual chip card or paper tickets for any future games in the Allianz Arena. As well as reducing the production of plastic and paper tickets, communication by e-mail eliminates around 350,000 printed letters that were previously sent by post. That is a valuable contribution to climate protection and resource conservation.”

In addition to the advantages in sustainability, this new format will make it simpler for fans to manage their tickets easier. All tickets and parking passes will be available immediately after purchase. There, ticket holders will be able to manage their tickets in real time. This includes the ability to forward tickets to others and they will receive them immediately. The club is confident that this will be a smooth experience for the fans, stating: “Great attention has been paid to the user-friendly operation of the forwarding and download functions.”