All 22,000 fans attending Super Bowl LV on Sunday, Feb. 5 will have their tickets on mobile devices for the first time in Super Bowl history. Additionally, all concession stands will also be cashless inside the stadium. The change may seem to be due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a cash-less event has actually been in the works for some time, according to a report in Yahoo Finance. When Visa renewed its sponsorship as the “official payment services partner” of the NFL in 2019, its stated goal was for a cashless Super Bowl by 2025. But the pandemic hastened the timeline.
No cash whatsoever will be accepted at vendors inside Raymond James Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday, but Visa will have kiosks outside the stadium to convert cash into gift cards for use at concession and souvenir stands.