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Wild go all-digital with ticketing at Xcel Energy Center

The new digital entry policy begins with the 2019 preseason opener.
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Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

ST PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Wild fans won't want to forget their phones this season.

Starting with the preseason opener on Sept. 17, the Wild will move to an "entirely digital ticketing experience," according to a press release. Under the new system, fans will need to show a QR code on their smartphone to a gate attendant to gain entry to Xcel Energy Center for all Wild home games in the 2019-20 season.

To access their digital tickets, fans will need to download the free NHL app on their Apple or Android device. After selecting the Wild as their favorite team, users will be able to select "Digital Ticketing" and log in with their "My Wild Account" email and password. 

Fans with multiple tickets will be able to swipe between them on the app.

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The team is encouraging fans to add their tickets to Apple Wallet or Google Pay for easier access, and to do so before arriving at the arena. The team said screenshots will not be accepted, to prevent ticket fraud.

Season ticket holders can continue to use their 4Ever Wild Card for entry during any Wild home games.

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The Wild have more information on setting up the Wild App for mobile ticketing on their website; fans can also get assistance by calling or texting Fan Relations at 651-222-WILD.