Digital ducats: Some Cavs seats to go paperless

Updated: October 9, 2006, 8:07 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to take business back from scalpers by eliminating some paper tickets.

About one-third of season ticket-holders have agreed to take part in what the Cavaliers are calling "Flash Seats." They'll go through special gates and use their driver's licenses or credit cards to prove they have reserved seats.

Ticket holders will also be able to give tickets away or sell them on the Flash Seats Web site. The seller can price the tickets for more than face value, and the buyer pays a fee to Flash Seats.

A Cleveland lawyer who signed up for the program says the chance to sell tickets he doesn't use appeals to him. It also appeals to the Cavaliers, who can control the resale of tickets and help prevent fake tickets from being sold outside the arena.


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