From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Fans who attend Hewitt-Trussville athletic events this year will have some new options in terms of purchasing tickets.
“Mostly because of this COVID situation, we’re going to cashless, contact-free entry,” said Trussville City Schools Athletics Director Lance Walker.
According to a weekly newsletter from TCS, Hewitt-Trussville has teamed with GoFan to streamline the process of purchasing tickets and entering game venues. This announcement comes one week after the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) issued a memorandum to athletic directors across the state, suggesting member schools utilize cashless and touchless means of ticket sales.
The AHSAA has utilized GoFan for its championship events since 2016.
In this case, the AHSAA is encouraging schools to institute GoFan for the purpose of mitigating the handling of cash and close contact between people.
Hewitt-Trussville fans will now have three ways to purchase tickets for athletic events:
Pre-purchase, which involves an online order from GoFan. Tickets purchased through GoFan will be visible on the consumer’s phone and will be validated at the point of entry.
Self-checkout, which will allow fans to buy tickets at stands that will be located near the entry gate. This process involves scanning a QR code that will allow fans to pay via credit card, debit card, Apple pay, etc. Tickets purchased this way are visible on the fan’s phone and will be validated at the point of entry.
Box office, which will allow fans to purchase tickets contact free at the gate with a credit or debit card. Fans that purchase tickets this way will get a hard ticket to be placed in the trash after entry.
As far as concessions go, card payments are preferred, but cash will be accepted concession stands at Hewitt-Trussville sporting events.