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Signage helps promote the CLEAR biometric option at ballparks, where fans can register and be validated for the service in a couple minutes.

Biometric alcohol purchase verification pilots at ballpark

A system that uses a finger tap on a sensor to validate the age of a customer looking to buy beer recently went online at Seattle’s Safeco Field.

Age verification to validate purchases of alcoholic beverages slows down concessions lines at sporting events, as many frustrated beer-loving fans know. But there may soon be a way to speed things up coming to a ballpark, arena or stadium near you. It already has to Safeco Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners, followed shortly afterwards by CenturyLink Field, home of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders.

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