Blue Wahoos Stadium Going Cashless For 2023

January 6, 2023

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos announced Thursday that Blue Wahoos Stadium will join ballparks and stadiums across the nation as a cashless venue during the 2023 Minor League Baseball season and at all future team events at the ballpark.

The transition to cashless payments at Blue Wahoos Stadium brings the ballpark in alignment with Major League Baseball stadiums across the country, joining 29 MLB teams with cashless stadium experiences including Pensacola’s affiliate, the Miami Marlins.

“Blue Wahoos Stadium will join stadiums and ballparks across the country in transitioning to a cashless experience, creating a faster, more efficient, and more secure payment system for fans,” team president Jonathan Griffith said. “Being cashless will help cut down on lines at concessions and the box office by making transactions quicker and offer added security for fans.”

Credit, debit, and gift cards will be accepted at all locations inside Blue Wahoos Stadium including the box office, Bait & Tackle Team Store, and concessions. Select locations will also process mobile tap-to-pay payments. The StadiumDrop app will remain available to fans, allowing them to order food and beverages for delivery directly to their seat.

Fans with cash will be able to exchange it for a stadium gift card at the Bait & Tackle Shop and box office at the ballpark.

Opening day for the Blue Wahoos is April 7.


7 Responses to “Blue Wahoos Stadium Going Cashless For 2023”

  1. tg on January 8th, 2023 3:23 pm

    I quit the Beach now its the Wahoos.

  2. George on January 6th, 2023 5:51 pm

    I thought it was against the law in the United States not to accept (legal tender) cash. I may be wrong and stand ready to be corrected. I have been wrong before.

  3. NPC on January 6th, 2023 4:25 pm

    Will this help a venue without means to operate in the black?

  4. Swamp Gas on January 6th, 2023 3:47 pm

    Free beer and hot dogs for everyone the night the card readers stop working?

  5. Ricky on January 6th, 2023 9:13 am

    Nope. Don’t like it. They will pass on the 3.5% processing fee to the customer. Going cashless opens things up like the crypto mayhem.

  6. Niknak50 on January 6th, 2023 7:56 am

    Someone explain to me how going cashless offers more security to the fans. The more you use a credit card or app, the more likely it will be compromised. Mr. Griffith may sell me on reduced waiting lines, but the rest is gobbledegook.

  7. DaleB on January 6th, 2023 6:37 am

    Sounds like a great idea, especially for the card companies that get a cut from every transaction. Of course, they’ll have to bump up the prices to cover those fees and a little more bump to cover the “convenience” of saving time. News Flash—- there’s no time saving. I’ve been to those places that are cashless. There are fewer transactions because people will resist having every single transaction recorded and tracked.