HONOLULU — Fans attending a Hawaii High School Athletic Association state tournament will now have the added option of purchasing tickets using a credit card and skipping long box office lines at selected event venues. The endeavor is being launched by the HHSAA this week through the digital ticketing app, GoFan.
The digital ticketing app is free to download from both the Apple and Android stores. In the app, fans can search for HHSAA, select the event and quantity of tickets, purchase tickets using a credit card, then tickets can be viewed and presented at the admission gate for entry. It is a mobile only system, so fans must have a smart phone with Internet access at the gate to redeem their ticket.
“This digital ticketing option will finally give fans the ability to use a credit card to purchase tickets,” said HHSAA Executive Director Chris Chun. “This will also allow fans to skip long lines at the box office, especially during our football state championships where there’s a high volume of game-day sales.”
The HHSAA has rolled out this digital ticketing system mainly with football in mind, but it will be available at all high school sites for the girls volleyball state championships next week. There is a convenience fee assessed per ticket.
The HHSAA selected Huddle, Inc., as its digital ticking provider for its state tournament events for the next five years. The NFHS Network recently designated Huddle as its exclusive partner for a national rollout of digital ticketing for high school sports. The NFHS Network is a joint venture of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), its member state associations, and PlayOn Sports.