The Miami University Athletic Department has announced the launch of a new digital ticketing system that will provide fans greater convenience and security by scanning bar-coded tickets at most of its athletic events. The new system will make its debut at the Miami versus Cincinnati football game on Sept. 21.

This will be the first of many phases as the Miami Athletic Ticket Office, over the next several months, begins rolling out digital ticketing services, including print-at-home abilities, ticket transfer opportunities and a ticket market place for fans to sell unused tickets.

With the digital ticket system in place, fans are encouraged to arrive early to the gates for home games. Arriving early will ensure all fans gain quick access to their seats by avoiding the last minute rush to the gates. As a reminder, parking lots will open at 8 a.m. with gates, along with will call windows to Yager Stadium, opening 90 minutes prior to the Cincinnati contest. Parking lots will open a minimum of four hours early prior to kickoff for the remaining four home games in 2013.

“The new digital ticket scanning system will enhance the game day experience and operations at Yager, Millett and Goggin and will provide fans with new and exciting benefits in the near future,” said Alex Weikel, Director of Ticket Operations. “The added customer service convenience is just what our fans have been asking for.”

Those with questions or concerns, please contact the Miami Athletic Ticket Office by calling 513-529-4295 or on Twitter (@RedHawktix).

Miami students will continue to gain access to sporting events with their student ID’s. Only valid Miami Oxford student ID’s are permitted for entry.