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Posh stadium goes cashless from June

The Posh stadium is going cashless for its return to the Championship, with payment via card only from June 1.
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From June 1, the Weston Homes Stadium will only be accepting card transactions (Photo: John Baker)

Peterborough United said that it always intended to make the Weston Homes Stadium a cashless environment, but the Covid-19 pandemic had accelerated the move.

From June 1, the stadium will only be accepting card transactions as a form of payment. Card transactions include Visa and Mastercard, as well as digital club cash and gift cards.

The decision has been taken to help increase the speed of service and reduce queues for supporters. It will also help improve hygiene at the stadium.

The move is applicable across the board and will include turnstiles, the ticket office, club shop, hospitality bars and refreshment kiosks and any match day programme sales.

Prior to June 1, supporters are encouraged to use card payment where possible.

The Access to Cash Review, published in March 2019, found that more than eight million adults in the UK would struggle in a cashless society.

The report did not take a view on whether it was desirable for Britain to go cashless, highlighting benefits – lower prices, better ability to manage money, lower theft risk and hygiene – but also the downsides, including the risk of overspending, physical and mental health issues which make digital services harder and increased risks of financial abuse.