LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers will introduce a paperless ticket program this year for holders of season seats and mini-plans, the club announced Thursday.
The club is partnering with Tickets.com to launch a platform, TDC ProVenue Ticketing, utilizing enhanced technology that is being used this year by 17 Major League Baseball teams.
Among the fan enhancements will be the capability to load digital tickets on smartphones in the same manner that airlines provide for their ticketing. Automated turnstiles are being installed at Dodger Stadium to allow for even faster admission.
Among the features to be implemented by the new platform: digital/mobile delivery to ticket holders; state-of-the-art ticket management; integrated loyalty programs; and interactive seat maps.
"Paperless tickets are part of our heightened efforts to enable Dodger fans to manage their season seats better than ever," Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said in a release.
"The benefits include: receiving your tickets sooner, being able to print them at home or at your office, the ease of transferring them to family, friends, business associates or clients with free forwarding, and the ability to use them via your smartphone to enter the stadium."
The club has temporarily halted season ticket sales at a record 31,000, with individual game tickets going on sale Friday.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.