Ticketek launches contactless tickets on iPhone and Apple Watch at Suncorp Stadium

Fans attending the State of Origin in Brisbane will benefit from fast and hassle-free entry to the game.

Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane will be Australia’s first sport and entertainment stadium to offer fast contactless tickets on iPhone and Apple Watch from Saturday 1 June.

This leading-edge technology will debut when the Queensland Reds host the Jaguares in Super Rugby, followed by the State of Origin Game One on Wednesday 5 June.

So how does it work? Fans will receive a push notification when they arrive at the venue allowing them to quickly access their tickets on their iPhone or Apple Watch.

By simply holding the device near the turnstile’s reader, fans will gain a quick entry without having to search their pockets and wallets for their paper ticket.

Ticketek’s Chief Operating Officer and Head of Ticketing Cameron Hoy said the integration with Apple Wallet contactless tickets is a game-changer for the industry.

“The introduction of tap-and-go tickets on iPhone and Apple Watch is a ground-breaking move away from traditional ticketing barcodes and scanning technologies, designed to enhance both customer usability and event operations,” Mr Hoy said.

“This is the most personalised, frictionless and secure ticketing experience Ticketek has ever delivered.”

AEG Ogden’s Chief Operating Officer Rod Pilbeam said they are proud to be the first venue in Australia to offer this innovative technology.

“The contactless benefits extend beyond the turnstile, with fans also able to use Apple Pay to purchase food, drinks and merchandise throughout the stadium,” Mr Pilbeam said.

Contactless tickets on iPhone and Apple Watch will be rolled out to further venues across Australia in the coming months and is part of Ticketek’s wider integration with Apple

Pay that will soon be available across Ticketek’s digital sales channels to provide customers an easy, secure and private way to pay for tickets.