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New Facial Recognition Technology to Revolutionize Astros Spring Training: How It Works and What You Need to Know

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
Astros fans should anticipate shorter wait times and potential challenges with new ticketing technology

The Houston Astros have completed their spring training on Sunday, and their attention is now focused on the start of the 2024 season. On Thursday, they will face the Yankees on Opening Day, and fans can expect big crowds for the first series of the season. However, a new program may offer a way around the long lines.

In Philadelphia last year, a pilot program was launched to test out using facial recognition software to connect a fan’s face with their purchased tickets. A quick face scan is all that is needed for fans to enter and enjoy the game. The pilot program was successful enough to expand the technology’s use to Astros’ home games starting in 2024.

The new system is voluntary, but fans who opt in using the MLB Ballpark App can go through the “Go-Ahead Entry” line, where scanners will recognize their face and allow them entry if they have purchased tickets to the game. This is a convenient alternative to waiting in line for attendants to scan QR codes and track each person in a party.

Despite its benefits, there are potential issues with facial recognition technology. It is not foolproof, and Houston’s preparedness for any technological glitches will determine its success. If they have resources to handle any potential hiccups and can pivot to traditional ticketing options if needed, then it will run smoothly. However, if there are frequent glitches or unpreparedness by Houston could make it more of a nuisance than a convenience

By Samantha Nguyen

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