Tampa's Tropicana Field to become first cashless stadium in NA

On Friday it was announced that the Rays Tropicana Field in Tampa will become the first stadium in North America to become a cash-free venue. Via the Tampa Bay Times: "Payment forms to be accepted at Tropicana Field this season include major credit cards, Rays gift cards, mobile payments such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay and season-ticket holder Rays Cards, the team announced in a press release."

Fans in attendance who do not have electronic forms of payment at their disposal will be able to exchange cash for gift cards in $10 and $20 increments. When the Rays host their "Fan Fest" on February 9th the cashless concept will be put into action, the event will be free to attend but merchandise and concessions will be available to purchase digitally.