6.25.12: Portland Timbers Games – Mobile Tickets to Get there and Get in?
GlobeSherpa wants you to be able to use nothing more than the phone in your pocket to buy and use tickets for getting around and getting into your favorite destinations. We believe there is a unique opportunity to bundle those tickets around specific events and key destinations in your home town. Take yesterday’s Portland Timbers soccer game as an example. During Timbers games, TriMet is really busy. Without easy parking options, Timbers fans ride TriMet en masse to get to Jeld-Wen Stadium. Season ticket holders even receive free TriMet passes as part of their seats for the season.
So why not simplify the whole process and get a Timbers/TriMet ticket directly on your phone? By combining the power of TransitSherpa with SherpaTix, GlobeSherpa can make events like Timbers games a seamless experience from start to finish. Get there and get in!
With the influx of passengers during games, TriMet does a great job of herding the crowds safely, and getting as many people to buy tickets as possible. Check out this video of a Fare Inspector warning passengers that the (soon to disappear) Free Rail Zone is ending and passengers without tickets need to GET OFF and buy a ticket. With TransitSherpa, riders won’t have to worry about losing time or missing kick-off. Their tickets will be a tap away.
Once at the Jeld-Wen stadium stop, you better have your ticket ready. TriMet puts up gates that force everyone to pass by a Fare Inspector to verify that you, in fact, paid for your ride. Look for GlobeSherpa’s work to integrate SherpaTix with TransitSherpa so you can ride transit to your favorite events and local destinations.TriMet Fare Paid Zone at Jeld-Wen Stadium Stop