Back in the old days kids, we had these things called paper tickets that gained us entry into NBA Games but it seems that those days may be numbered.
The San Antonio Spurs are going to be the first NBA team to use smart cards for season tickets holders:
The San Antonio Spurs are providing smart cards for season-ticket holders at AT&T Center, the team’s first step toward a comprehensive paperless operation at the arena over the next three years.
As the Spurs ramp up for the shortened NBA season, they have given season-ticket holders the option to use smart cards or continue using paper tickets for games. Those using the technology receive a stored-value card good for admission to the 33 home regular-season games.
The smart cards should save the Spurs about $50,000 this year, half of what the club would typically spend to print hard tickets for season-ticket holders,
(Courtesy of Sports Business Journal)