MLB app will let consumers order from their seats

Many consumers expect to use their smartphones as credit cards Major League Baseball is currently testing a new system that will allow consumers to take on credit card debt in exchange for having their peanuts and Cracker Jack delivered straight to their seats, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The new program, which is being tried out at the Phillies' home field, Citizens Bank Park, allows people with the MLB At Bat 2010 app for their iPhone or iPad to order food without getting up.

The report said the transaction will lead to a few additional dollars of credit card debt than if they got the food themselves, but fans can order everything from sandwiches to beer through the app, and it will be delivered within 30 minutes.

Several ballparks across the league already allow consumers to take on credit card debt when ordering food from their seats, either through concierge services in premium sections or through programs similar to this one.