Golden 1 Center to open checkout-free concession store


A new cashier-less convenience store will open inside Golden 1 Center in October that should be ready it time for the Sacramento Kings’ home opener, according to a release from the team.

The arena will partner with Zippin to create a checkout-free store that will allow fans to buy concessions such as water, snacks, beer and more. Fan would use Kings app or the Zippin app to see the store’s inventory. The store would be the world’s first checkout-free arena store, according to the release.

“We’re always trying to make everything convenient and remove friction from the entire fan experience,” Ryan Montoya, Kings chief technical officer, said in a statement. “Within the store we’re going to be able to offer some of our top-selling concessions.”

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