via News5:

The off-season brought big changes for the Cleveland Browns, but with a new season on the horizon, there are also big changes for fans heading to FirstEnergy Stadium. As part of a league-wide policy change, PDF tickets – also called print-at-home tickets – will no longer be accepted.

The new policy comes amid a new deal struck between the NFL, Ticketmaster and StubHub. The policy change comes as the league tries to crack down on fraud in the secondary ticket market. A Browns spokesperson told News 5 that the team has tried to phase in the policy change over the past couple of seasons.

With the strictly mobile-only ticket policy, fans will download their tickets onto their smartphone and into the Browns app. From there, fans are encouraged to put those tickets on their Apple Wallet at least 24 hours before game day.

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