It's really about being able to track what folks do with their tickets....and....giving the team a better chance to capture some of the revenues generated in the resale market, especially when teams like Cowboys & Steelers come to town and fans are able to get big prices for those tix. The "security and scalper control" chatter is a line of BS.
Agreed on section security. A person could screenshot the "ticket" (whatever that looks like) and text it to 10 different people and have them join him in the section.
If the team insists on charging people extra for a paper ticket I think they will take some heat for it publicly as the season goes on.