These Stadiums Went Cashless in 2019: What Does This Mean for 2020?
We used to say that cash is king — but how long before that loses its relevancy? 2019 saw the beginning of a new era in fan experience at sports and live entertainment venues. It starts with the elimination of cash transactions as much as possible, or in some cases, altogether. The rise of cash-free payment shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, cash is extremely inefficient, and not to mention over half of Americans are no longer carrying cash. Coupled with the improvement in WiFi connectivity at an increasing number of venues, taking a stadium cashless is no longer just a slogan. We’d like to highlight a few stadiums that have made cashless operations a reality in the past year, and discuss what that means to venues of all types and sizes in 2020.