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World Series ballparks are the first pro sports venues to support Apple Pay

Headed to the World Series? You’ll be able to buy a hot dog and beer at the concession stands using an iPhone 6 — or Google Wallet, for that matter. MasterCard and MLB Advanced Media have announced that contactless payments are now supported at Kauffman Stadium and AT&T Park. They’re the first professional sports venues to roll out support for Apple Pay, which became widely available to consumers with yesterday’s launch of iOS 8.1.

NFC payments have of course been around for years now, but it seems the debut of Apple Pay may be spurring businesses (and ballparks) to install the necessary hardware — and that’s good for everyone, regardless of which smartphone you own. Come next season, MasterCard says fans will be able to buy tickets for…

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