All tickets to the Arkansas Razorbacks’ Little Rock game on Oct. 23 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff will be actual, physical tickets, the University of Arkansas revealed in an email to ticket holders on Thursday.
All tickets to the game will be printed and mailed, the UA said, citing only an inability to use ticket scanners at War Memorial Stadium. Starting last season, digital tickets have been used for all Razorback home games excluding special passes and those tickets distributed for the families of players and staff members.
In the email to season ticket and UAPB-game ticket purchasers, the UA said, “This is the only game this season where ALL tickets will be physical, printed tickets. Due to our inability to use ticket scanners at War Memorial Stadium, mobile tickets will not be added to your account. Your tickets will be physically mailed to the address we have on file for your account.”
The matchup with UAPB will mark the Hogs’ first football game against an in-state opponent in roughly 80 years. Athletics Director Hunter Yurachek last year reversed a long-standing policy against playing in-state schools.
Earlier this year, the UA signed an amendment with the state extending a contract with the stadium through 2025 that will see the Hogs play Little Rock games against UAPB this season and in 2024, Western Carolina in 2023 and Arkansas State in 2025. The UA will not play a game in Little Rock in 2022.
Because War Memorial no longer meets stadium standards set forth by the Southeastern Conference for member schools’ “home stadiums,” Little Rock likely will not host another SEC game. The future of any Razorback games in Little Rock beyond 2025 is unclear.