Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash BIZThe NFL and Visa pair to host 2021 Super Bowl LV cashless by Mecca Lennon November 20, 2020 The Super Bowl will not accept cash for the first time in 55 years.The game will be all-digital with its partnership with Visa. Attendees will use contactless payment throughout the game and fan experience events to promote safety amongst staff and fans.Together the @NFL and @Visa will enable seamless, safe and secure #digital payments at the Super Bowl and beyond – delivering 100% digital payment acceptance throughout the stadium.Learn More: https://t.co/R1W5GdjnR3 pic.twitter.com/Pd4VE4K7Ox— VisaNews (@VisaNews) November 19, 2020“It sounds efficient. We knew it was a matter of time. We just accelerated that time”. -Renie Anderson, NFL executive VP and Chief Revenue OfficerAnderson says the decision to go cashless was in the works prior to the pandemic. Visa was converting the leagues top events to cashless as part of their contract renewal.“A cash-free Super Bowl was the main goal of our new contract.The plan was to get to a cash-free Super Bowl within five years, and we’re doing it in less than two years”.-Mary Ann Reilly, Visa Senior VP of North America marketing divisionFans can bring cash to convert into prepaid gift cards of up to $500 and the Super Bowl will be held outdoors.Visa found that fans spend more when they are using contactless payments. This will allow the NFL to collect more data on consumer behavior, according to CNBC. Super Bowl LV is scheduled to be held Feb.7 at Raymond James Stadium with 20% capacity. Post Views: 28The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsMecca LennonMecca Lennon has been a Journalist for In The Zone since August 2020. Mecca has experience in journalism and professional writing from experiences obtained in the classroom and through various leadership roles. Mecca has facilitated and assisted in campaigns to enhance social media presence and overall prestige in brands. A Public Relations student at William Paterson University, she aspires to work in a sports related role with an emphasis on the NFL.Latest posts by Mecca Lennon (see all) Ravens-Steelers game moved to Tuesday night following COVID-19 outbreak - November 28, 2020 Minnesota Vikings distributes 1,500 meals to families for Thanksgiving - November 28, 2020 The NFL and Visa pair to host 2021 Super Bowl LV cashless - November 20, 2020 Seattle Seahawks Stadium Renamed Lumen Field - November 20, 2020 Related Topics#nationalfootballleague#NFL#superbowl2021#superbowllvCoronavirusCOVID-19superbowlVisa Newsletter SubscriptionServing Up Smiles Virtual EventCan't Miss Posts! You Know I’m Right, Episode 55: ESPN’s Doug Kezirian (Audio) by Nicholas Durst | posted on November 24, 2020 Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy discusses International Swimming League and Summer Olympics by Nicholas Durst | posted on November 9, 2020 Who is Steve Cohen and what does his purchase of the Mets mean for fans? by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on November 1, 2020 NFL amps up memo; asks players to wear mask on sideline and in the locker room by Mecca Lennon | posted on November 5, 2020 Weekly Taste: John Venezia’s best NFL Week 12 bets and tips by John Venezia | posted on November 29, 2020More in BIZ You Know I’m Right, Episode 57: WFAN’s Evan Roberts (Audio)On the 57th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 55: ESPN’s Doug Kezirian (Audio)On the 55th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Professional Baseball Player Taking Over Custom Shoe GameOne great thing about professional, college, and high school sports leagues is the much... Who can you expect to see at Mike Tyson’s Return to the Ring Against Roy Jones Jr?Hosted by Mario Lopez, the highly-anticipated return of Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.... Seattle Seahawks Stadium Renamed Lumen Field Who can you expect to see at Mike Tyson’s Return to the Ring Against Roy Jones Jr?