The COVID-19 pandemic was an unprecedented challenge for the NFL, having a huge impact on the 2020 season, including ticketing for Super Bowl LV (which saw the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida).
In the past, the vast majority of Super Bowl tickets were hard stock made of high-quality paper that had numerous security features to prevent people from making counterfeit tickets to dupe buyers.
Super Bowl LV featured roughly 95% mobile ticketing, which means fans hoping to attend Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California (near Los Angeles), will likely not receive hard tickets.
Even prior to the pandemic, many live events were increasingly moving away from paper tickets in favor of QR codes scanned from a fan’s phone. While some fans may be disappointed by the lack of a souvenir Super Bowl ticket stub, mobile ticketing now looks to be the standard moving forward for the Big Game, including Super Bowl LVI.
Super Bowl LVI will likely feature near-complete mobile ticketing, so you’ll want to familiarize yourself with how to claim and retrieve your tickets for the game. Tickets received via mobile transfer are 100% safe, and cannot be duplicated once users have claimed their tickets through their email accounts.
The following steps are all you’ll need to take in order to get your mobile tickets to your phone.
Check your email. Once you’ve gotten an email confirmation from us that your seats have been sent, you’ll want to head over to your inbox to find the claim email. This email will contain language like “[NAME] sent you tickets,” and the name is the original ticket account holder, so don’t be alarmed when you receive an email with a stranger’s name in the subject line when it comes to the ticket transfer offer.
After finding the claim email in your inbox, the content of the email will look like this. You’ll want to click “Accept Tickets” in order to accept your Super Bowl LVI tickets and have them in your account to be pulled up on your smartphone when you’re heading into the game.
If you do not already have an account with the Super Bowl Account Manager, you will need to create one. All you will need is a name, email, and password.
Now that you’ve claimed these tickets, you’ll be able to navigate to the website from your mobile device in order to get the Mobile QR codes the stadium attendant will scan at the gate.
As you’ll see once you navigate to the website, you’ll simply need to input your login credentials to access your Super Bowl Account Manager.
Now that you’re logged in to the Super Bowl Account Manager, you can click on the event page to navigate to your Mobile QR codes.
As you can see, your Super Bowl ticket details will be available and you’ll be able to click “View Barcode” in order to see the seats themselves.
In order to avoid any issues at the stadium (with connectivity over WiFi or data), we recommend adding the tickets to your Apple or Google Wallet to view later.
You’ll be able to open the tickets from your Wallet once at the stadium and that’s it.
You’re all set to enjoy Super Bowl LVI!