If you’re planning on attending a Miami Heat game at the team’s home court American Airlines Arena this coming season, you’ll need to own a smartphone. The basketball team announced last week that it would be switching over to mobile-based tickets for entry at home games, becoming the first in the NBA to enact such a policy, via ESPN.
According to a statement from the team, the new policy is due to the fact that roughly one in every three fans used mobile tickets to attend games last season. While other teams in the NBA like the Timberwolves and the Cavaliers have primarily switched over to mobile tickets, those teams still offer the option for fans use a driver’s license and credit card to get into the stadium.
The new policy applies to all Heat tickets, too. So, if you walk up to American Airlines Arena and buy tickets at the box office, you’ll still get them on your phone now.
Fans afraid that the new mobile ticket policy will prevent reselling tickets can rest easy, though, as the Heat will still allow tickets to be transferred.