Card system to swipe away ticketing woes
SWANS fans who have experienced some difficulty buying tickets to watch Premier League and European action this season could be able to use a swipe card to enter the Liberty Stadium in the future.
The issue of ticketing was raised when club bosses held their fans forum this week.
Supporters have complained about some problems in obtaining match tickets, but Swans vice-chairman Leigh Dineen said a new system could be in place as early as next season.
He said: "The ticketing system was put in at the same time the stadium was built and it was based on the system used at the Grand Theatre. It has been upgraded over the years and it's now similar to the system used at Chelsea.
"We had assurances over the summer that the system was working as it should, but we have had some problems with the software.
"In the last couple of days we have started looking at different systems to see how we can get ready for next season. "We are looking to bring in a system where people will be able to get through on the phone within minutes if not seconds, and we are looking at new software."
And Mr Dineen added that a new system could alow fans to get into the ground using a barcode on a card
"We are looking at an access control system, where everyone will have a credit card to get into the stadium. There will be no tickets — you will download tickets straight on to the card and then you will get into the stadium thanks to the bar code on that card.
"Hopefully that will be implemented over the summer."