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CenturyLink Field goes cashless

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Yes, even vendors in the stands will take cards.

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In an effort to reduce wait times all around the stadium, CenturyLink Field is moving to a completely cashless system at all points of sale. That means all concessions, including the beer & cotton candy guys in the stands, will only accept credit, debit, or pre-paid cards. No cash. This includes retail shops and on-site parking facilities, too.

For visitors who don’t have debit or credit cards, or prefer to use cash, 10 cash-to-card ReadySTATION® kiosks will be located throughout the stadium and event center. These self-service kiosks are free to use and quickly and easily convert as little as $1 cash onto a prepaid card, which can be used anywhere inside or outside the stadium, including anywhere major cards are accepted.

CenturyLink Field’s official twitter account has included a map of where the ReadySTATION® kiosks are located.

According to Ready Credit Corporation, the makers of ReadySTATION®, users can use the prepaid cards anywhere.

Instantly issued prepaid debit cards from our patented Cash-to-Card Kiosks (ReadyCARD & ReadySTATION®) are accepted in the venue & on their mobile & venue apps, as well as outside the venue anywhere prepaid VISA® or Mastercard® debit cards are accepted, without hardware or software modifications.

“We are continually looking at new technology and innovative ways we can improve our customer experience, and moving to a cashless operations model will reduce the length of time our guests spend standing in line,” said David Young, Seahawks Senior Vice President of Business Operations and General Manager, CenturyLink Field. “Depending on the event, credit or debit cards are already being used for approximately 75% of all concessions transactions and 90% for retail purchases, so we are confident this will be a seamless transition for our guests and as a result they will experience a positive improvement in wait times.”