MLB testing hands-free entry for fans utilizing facial authentication, AI security

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have partnered with Major League Baseball to use their stadium as the site of a pilot program called Go-Ahead Entry. The program uses facial authentication-based entry for ticketed fans. Citizens Bank Park is the first MLB ballpark to use the opt-in, free-flow ballpark entry experience. Fans can begin the enrollment process by downloading the MLB Ballpark App and uploading a photo for verification. All tickets tied to their MLB Ballpark App account will be enrolled for Go-Ahead Entry.  This allows fans, alone or with a group, to walk right through the dedicated gate entry without stopping to scan tickets or wait for the security scan.