Oakland Athletics became the first team in the American National Baseball League to sell tickets for cryptocurrency. This sale, made with crypto money, took place 3 weeks after the team released the tickets.
Bitcoin in Baseball!
The “Oakland As” as known colloquially presented an offer on March 15 that allowed its fans to purchase suite tickets in exchange for Bitcoin.
San Francisko East Bay club, the recipient of the ticket is Voyager Digital Ltd., a public crypto asset platform based in New York. announced that it was. The financial technology firm announced that the team purchased a 6-person suite ticket for all of the games they hosted in 2021 for $ 58,873 in exchange for one Bitcoin.
According to the team’s official website, private suites for six for each game retails for about $ 600. The official price of the package for the entire season is now $ 64,800, which is slightly more than a single Bitcoin.
Their first team in the American National Baseball League to sell tickets in exchange for cryptocurrency is seen as a turning point in the history of Oakland Athletics. Dave Kaval, the head of the team, congratulated the buyer and continued: “Cryptocurrency is a tangible and viable currency model, and we know that other forward-thinking individuals and companies will also join Voyager Digital using this payment to buy and sell tickets.”
Steve Ehrlich, CEO and co-founder of Voyager Digital, announced that the team has close ties with outfielder Stephen Piscotty and will share the suite with the firm’s customer base.
Team head Dave Kaval; In an interview Friday, March 26, he announced that the team will retain every BTC that they will get as a result of ticket sales. He added: “We believe in Bitcoin and hope it continues to rise. Maybe with a fraction of the income we can find some great representatives. ”