The Marlins can’t do anything about the traffic fans might face getting to Marlins Park. They have a solution for beating the line traffic at the Marlins Park gates beginning with Friday night’s game against Atlanta.
Buy a season ticket and use your finger.
Not that finger. But whatever finger full or partial season ticket holders use to register for one of the two CLEAR Lanes, which will allow users to press a finger, scan a ticket and skip the metal detectors. They’ll still have to do the bag check. Guests of the season ticket holders will have to go through the metal detectors.
There will be one CLEAR lane at the Premium Entrance and the Home Plate Entrance, each.
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The Marlins make Miami the first city to have the convenience at two sports venues. The Heat have been using it at American Airlines Arena since late January. The San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, New York Yankees and Major League Soccer’s NYCFC, which plays at Yankee Stadium. Ed O’Brien, CLEAR’s head of sports, said they hope to be in 10 to 12 arenas or stadiums by the end of the season.
Those already registered at one of the 13 U.S. airports using CLEAR lanes, a group that includes Miami International Airport, don’t need to re-register at Marlins Park.
Marlins Operations and Events Executive Vice President Claude Delorme said approximately 500 fans registered during the season-opening series against Detroit and he anticipates 2,500 to 3,000 registered by the end of the season. Based on how well the program’s received, he said it might be expanded to individual game ticket holders next season.
"We want to make sure is it’s a premium service at all times," Delorme said. "We’ll adjust the number of lanes open based on the membership in the service."