Payments company Square has partnered with the Washington Nationals and Levy Restaurants to let fans order concession menu items right from their seats, according to reports.
Fans can use the Square-owned Caviar app and the Square POS terminal to order everything from food to beer and wine while enjoying the game from the stands. When the order is ready, they’ll receive a notification in the form of a beep.
Concession workers will also be carrying Square terminals with them during the pilot phase of the program. The terminals allow customers to pay with credit or debit cards and digital wallet payment options like Apple Pay or Google Pay.
“With Square’s point of sale and employee management software built right into Square Terminal, it’s easy for hawkers to quickly accept payments,” the company said in the release. “Square Terminal will help fans who don’t carry cash, and will speed transaction times as hawkers spend less time counting change and more time making sales.”
Alan Gottlieb, chief operating officer at Lerner Sports Group, said it was important for Nationals fans to get the most out of their ballpark experience. "The Nationals take pride in delivering a first-class experience," he said. "So we are excited to work with an innovative partner like Square to offer our fans more payment options in the stands and a new ordering method via the Caviar concession stand."
The concession items will feature a revolving list of Caviar partner eateries.
“Square’s ecosystem of services helps sellers never miss a sale; now, that extends to ensuring fans never miss a pitch,” said Kevin Burke, marketing and sales lead at Square. “We’re thrilled to bring Caviar Pickup and Square Terminal to Nationals Park. The Nationals organization has taken an innovative approach to the fan experience, and their commitment to enabling a tech-forward stadium that is convenient for fans sets them apart as a league leader.”