Earlier this month Paciolan – a ticketing service provider for college athletics – announced plans to offer contactless tickets for sporting events via Apple Wallets. That means fans would be able to enter a game using just an iPhone or Apple Watch.
Ole Miss, along with Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Baylor and Rutgers, will begin offering contactless tickets as an option to enter football games this fall.
Users will receive their tickets through the messages app on the iPhone or Apple Watch and will be able to add them to their Apple Wallet with just a touch.
In a statement, Paciolan said hopes that this method will cut down on fraud and allows colleges to better understand who is coming to games.
"iPhone and Apple Watch make going to college sports games easier than ever," said vice president of Internet Services Jennifer Bailey.
"We've said our goal is to replace the physical wallet and students and fans will love the convenience and security of having their tickets right on the Apple devices they carry with them every day."