Yuk. I went to the Flash Seats site that does their ticketing. You can use an app or use a credit card. Either way you have to register to buy a ticket and if you want to give it to someone else they have to be registered. Then when you get to the arena they scan your credit card and a slip is printed out so you can find your seat. I assume if you use the app you don't need anything printed out. (nope, i'm wrong, they do print something out - https://youtu.be/0q5GsDjSyk4 - ridiculous. Look at the comments, others agree.) Overall a pretty complicated way to simplify tickets. Everyone's just got to use an app. So trendy. Sometimes a smart phone is not the best tool for the job.With the Wolves new, maddening "e-ticket" policy free transit rides now is impossible. I guess if Metro Transit ever did QR readers it migh be possible.Not this season, but the few prior, it was a free ride to every Timberwolves game. I just had to show my game ticket when transit cops were going through the train or to the driver when I got on the bus.
Tickets with nfc chips (or embedded into your Go-To card) will let people in in a third of second - https://youtu.be/IIsqkCgCT9g - and they're harder to counterfeit. Maybe Metro Transit needs to get into the events ticket business.
Other teams still use tickets - Vikings, Gophers, Twins - apps have a limited use.
(btw, I counted 47 people passing through 6 turnstiles in less than a minute with no attendant in the second video. One woman just couldn't figure it out.)