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Minnesota considers electronic tickets

The University of Minnesota may be joining some of the other Big 10 schools by eliminating printed football tickets and storing them on students’ IDs instead.

It’s a growing trend not only in the Big 10 but among other schools as well.

Associate athletics director Jason LaFrenz said he didn’t know when the switch would occur, if at all, but that the university is researching the necessary requirements. He said the school should be ready to make a formal decision by early next year.

Currently, students pick up their football and basketball season tickets using their student ID. Each student is given a season pass that has all of the games loaded onto a barcode, LaFrenz said. Each season pass has the student’s name and customer number on it.

So far, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State and Nebraska have eliminated printed student tickets in favor of electronic tickets.

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