With many Montana State sports teams expected to resume in the early part of 2021, the university is implementing a new digital ticket procedure for all ticketed sports when they return.

The change is to create flexibility for Bobcat fans, according to a press release, while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create uncertainty.

Under the new Bobcat ticketing plan, all purchased tickets will be sent directly to the user’s device, which is scanned upon entrance to the appropriate venue. The idea is to eliminate the wait for mailed tickets and allow for easy transfer to accounts of friends or family members.

“We’re excited to introduce a digital ticketing platform that gives our fans added flexibility in a time of uncertainty,” said MSU Director of Athletics Leon Costello. “Fans receive their tickets on their device very quickly and have the ability to access and utilize them in a manner that is best for them.”

Fans will have digital wallets where they can save their purchased tickets, and then open their tickets at the gate of the arena of competition. Management and transfer of digital tickets will take place within a re-designed customer account portal at MontanaStateTickets.com. Fans without access to a smartphone may elect to receive their tickets as a PDF via the Print-at-Home option. Further details will be available in the coming weeks.

Another new thing when Bobcat Athletics resumes will be digital game programs available at MsuBobcats.com. The programs will be for football, men’s and women’s basketball, and volleyball.

Back in August, the Big Sky Conference officially canceled the 2020 football season, saying it would move to the spring of 2021 because of COVID-19. Other sports expected to start-up in the spring semester of 2021 will be:

  • Men's and Women's Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Men's and Women's Golf
  • Softball
  • Men's and Women's Tennis