Digital Ticketing Kicks Off Alabama High School Football Playoffs

(Montgomery) – The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) in partnership with GoFan and high schools across the state today kick off football championships with a new touchless, digital ticket offering.

Sporting events across the country are looking a little different this year with limited capacity in stadiums, social distancing and other statewide regulations that are challenging state associations and schools to think creatively on how to get fans in the stands safely. Digital ticketing is a faster and more expedient

way to attend events and now a safer way as well.

“Having a partnership with GoFan has enabled the AHSAA to provide its membership a ticketing platform that allows our member schools to serve their communities efficiently and effectively, said Steve Savarese, AHSAA Executive Director. “Moreover, the GoFan platform is part of an ecosystem that makes attending any school activity a simple, seamless process. GoFan’s digital ticketing program became a critical resource during the COVID pandemic, as it became absolutely essential in assisting our member school employees with a safe ticketing process. Furthermore, having used multiple digital ticketing platforms, GoFan customer service is second to none and what designates GoFan as our ticketing provider of choice.”

With limited capacity in mind, a select number of tickets are distributed to each team in advance of the game. Priority ticket purchasing is available first to parents and family members through a VIP link provided to the participating schools before being open to the public for purchasing on the AHSAA homepage and participating school GoFan pages at 6:00 pm Thursday evening.

“GoFan is proud to partner with the AHSAA and play a key role in their digital ticketing implementation across the country,” said BJ Pilling, CEO of GoFan. “Digital ticketing is being adopted as the primary choice for many high schools and state associations.” 

AHSAA and GoFan are also implementing touchless ticketing across the state of Alabama during soccer, volleyball and cross-country championships.

About GoFan: GoFan is the leading digital ticketing solution for high school events. Led by innovative technology and unmatched support, GoFan provides schools with a turnkey platform to manage season, online, and at-event ticket sales. GoFan is a product of Huddle Tickets, which has provided over 2 billion event tickets to schools since 2001. Serving over 2,000 high schools and 37 state associations, GoFan provides fans frictionless access to high school events across the country. For more information, visit You can also follow the company on Twitter @GoFanHS and LinkedIn, and like GoFan on Facebook