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: 299The 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) New Orleans Saints will Host 500 Vaccinated Workers at Divisional Round game - January 16, 2021 Green Bay Packers launch Give BIG Green Bay; 45 local nonprofits will participate - January 16, 2021 Baltimore Ravens Commit to Help Build New Playground with $500,000 Donation - January 16, 2021 Los Angeles Rams team up with LA Regional Food Bank to provide holiday meals for over 8,000 people amid COVID-19 - December 26, 2020 Related Topics#nationalfootballleague#NFL#superbowl2021#superbowllvCoronavirusCOVID-19superbowlVisa Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 How Former NFL Scout and Coach Chris Landry Became an Entrepreneur and Sportscaster by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 23, 2021 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020More in BIZ You Know I’m Right, Episode 113: New York Post Columnist Phil Mushnick (Audio/Video)On the 113th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... How the You Know I’m Right Podcast Reached 100 EpisodesOn March 29, 2021, the You Know I’m Right Podcast published it’s 100th episode... You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video)On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Seattle Seahawks Stadium Renamed Lumen Field Who can you expect to see at Mike Tyson’s Return to the Ring Against Roy Jones Jr?