Group Created with Sketch.
Volume 25 No. 239
  • Created with Sketch.
  • Created with Sketch.
  • Created with Sketch.

Red Sox Fans With TSA Precheck To Get Faster Ballpark Entry

The gate will be in partnership with Idemia, a French company that runs TSA’s check-in technology
Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Red Sox fans who are members of TSA’s Precheck program this spring "will be allowed to enter Fenway Park through a dedicated and faster gate: Gate E," according to a front-page piece by Beth Teitell of the BOSTON GLOBE. Fans will "show their 'known traveler number' on a mobile device or printout, along with the game ticket, and zip right in." The Red Sox are "partnering with Idemia," a France-based identity and security company that runs the TSA’s expedited enrollment check-in technology. For now, the Precheck credentials "provide only faster entry into the park." But Idemia is "planning to create a 'Trusted Fan Program' at Fenway and other partner venues." It will "integrate biometric and credit card and other pertinent information and create a system that enables a fan to buy a hot dog or a cap with a simple hand wave." The information is not shared with TSA, but it is shared with the partner venue, which "could send push notifications alerting you that the concession stand at Section 10 is packed but there’s no line at Section 8" (BOSTON GLOBE, 2/10).