Today’s blog post is written by Allison Klein, Platform Innovation Specialist, Patron Technology.
Back in December, a friend of mine invited me to a season ticket holder’s open house at Yankee Stadium. As a devoted Yankees fan without the funds or time to devote to a ticket package of my own, I was eager to see what some of the perks of being a season ticket holder were, and glad to be able to enjoy them myself for the day. Over the course of the morning, we had the chance to geek out over team memorabilia, roam freely around the field, and enjoy some complimentary food and deeply discounted merch at the team store.
One unexpected perk of the day was a chance to sign up for CLEAR Sports. Similar to its program at some airports, or fast-pass at Disney’s theme parks, CLEAR Sports lets customers bypass long entry lines to the stadium. After enrolling (for free), on your next visit to the stadium, your fingerprints are scanned, and when your identity is confirmed (you’ll see your own photo smiling back at you on their screens), you don’t have to go through the metal detectors. The promotional video on their website says that CLEAR customers get “premium entry at serious speed,” “offering the fastest way to your seat” and even though it seemed a bit excessive since I don’t go more than a handful of games in a season, I was intrigued enough to sign up.
Since enrolling in CLEAR, I’ve visited Yankee Stadium twice. Read the Article