The Philadelphia Phillies are launching a Major League Baseball (MLB) pilot program that uses facial recognition technology to allow fans entrance into Citizens Bank Park without showing a ticket, according to KYW Newsradio.
“For fans who opt-in, their face is their ticket. Starting with Monday’s game against the Giants, the first base gate will have a special lane with a facial recognition scanner,” said KYW Newsradio’s Mike DeNardo.
“Ticketing fans who have uploaded a selfie in the MLB Ballpark app can walk in without having to show a ticket or a barcode.”
“Fans’ photos are linked with a numerical token connected to their account and then deleted,” DeNardo added.
“Major League Baseball is piloting the facial recognition system in Philadelphia with plans to expand it to other parks next season.”
— Biometric Update (@BiometricUpdate) August 19, 2023
From Biometric Update:
Groups can use the dedicated lane, as long as the person holding all the tickets is enrolled in the service. Only fans 18 years of age or older can enroll their face biometrics. The app also provides an option for users to “un-enroll.”
“Go-Ahead Entry” is a pilot program initiated by the MLB, and launching at Citizens Bank Ballpark on Monday, August 21.
MLB plans to expand the system to other ballparks next season.
Facial recognition is used for entry to New York Mets games with a service provided by Wicket, while Clear is used for biometric entry to baseball games in Cleveland and elsewhere.
“MLB encourages fans to keep their eyes on the ball with a fast, easy, hands-free way to enter the ballpark using the new MLB Go-Ahead Entry lanes at Citizens Bank Park. Fans 18+ simply register using the MLB Ballpark app, and all tickets tied to their account will be enrolled for Go-Ahead Entry,” MLB.com writes.
“MLB’s Go-Ahead Entry technology uses a camera that will recognize any opted-in fan as a registered member as they walk in – either alone or with their group – automatically scanning tickets once identified. No need to stop or even get a phone out. Fans can now enjoy the ultimate hands-free, free-flow experience entering the ballpark with their eyes up. Just skip the line and be ready to enjoy the game.”
While this invasive, digital-ID driven system is “voluntary” for now, how long until it’s mandatory to provide biometric data to enjoy a sporting event?
Without resistance and outright rejection of these biometric systems, they’ll encompass every part of our society.
Governments and corporations will eventually require a digital branding to attend sporting events, use public transit, and shop at grocery stores.
It’s up to the people to deny systems that advance the globalist, digital-tracking enslavement agenda.
Sadly, many people will utilize biometric functions for “convenience.”