Oxford City FC starts accepting payments in Bitcoin for their match tickets. The players will also wear the Bitcoin logo on their shirts to proudly announce this Web3 adaptability.
This is the first ever non-league football club to accept payments in cryptocurrencies as an alternative to fiat currency.
To bring BTC payment solution to life, Oxford City FC made a multi-year partnership with Isle of Man-based BTC company CoinCorner
Along with tickets, the fans can now buy food and drinks at the RAW Charging Stadium. There will be Saturday’s National League South opener against Eastbourne Borough – It’ll be the first match that accepts BTC payments for tickets and other stuff at the stadium.
Oxford City FC director, Justin Merritt, believes that paying with digital currencies would be the next normal at playing grounds. The company also produced The Bolt Card – the world’s first-ever contactless card for BTC payments. The Bolt Card was made possible with the club’s partnership with CoinCorner – they will be mentioned at the back of players’ shirts.
“Embracing the latest technologies and innovations to ensure Oxford City FC can continue to operate as a self-sustaining club is a key part of our long-term objectives. It’s not mandatory for people to engage with our new technology, but we believe in time, paying via Bitcoin will become the new normal in English football,” said Justin Merritt.
Daniel Scott, CEO of CoinCorner, made the following statement on the partnership:
“Innovation and forward-thinking sit at the heart of our key working objectives, just like Oxford City FC. It’s pleasing to see the club become the first adopter of Bitcoin payment in the National League.
We believe this move will set a trend across non-league and Football League divisions as digital currency establishes itself as the new normal for sports fans and eventgoers across the UK.”
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