Reporting Bob Melrose
SAUSALITO (CBS SF) – The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District is fine-tuning its ticket system, and that means changes are full steam ahead for baseball fans who catch a ferry to AT&T Park for games.
The District has phased out its human ferry ticket sellers and takers. There is no longer a will call for ferry tickets and the District will be accepting reservations for ferry tickets to the ballpark online, charging $1.00 per trip for that service – something the District maintains is necessary to eliminate no-shows.
The District is also encouraging faithful fans to secure a Clipper card, to make routine ferry trips to the ballpark a smooth ride.
“This learning curve will be a little challenging,” acknowledged District spokeswoman Mary Currie. “We have a lot of people who used to do will call. There’s no more will call because we don’t have ticket sales agents anymore. So, Clipper cards can be obtained for free and then you auto-load an amount onto them through the website. It’s definitely going to be trickier. You’re going to have to be using technology.”
Ferry service to AT&T Park is clearly a popular option for plenty of game-goers, judging by the packed boats criss-crossing the Bay from Marin to SF. Fare for a ferry ride from Marin to the ballpark is $9.00 each way, as of July 1, 2012.
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