The first major team to sell tickets in cryptocurrency is the A’s.
In less than three weeks of offering their tickets, Major League baseball team Oakland Athletics has sold their first crypto purchased season ticket.
On March 15, the Oakland A’s as they are informally called, introduced an offer to enable the fans buy suite ticktes with cryptocurrency, precisely bitcoin.
New York-based publicly traded crupto asset platform Voyager Digital Ltd was announced as the buyer on t Wednesday, March 31st by the San Francisco Bay Ball club. For the price of one bitcoin which is approximately, $58,500., the Fintech purchased a six-person suite for all the team’s 2021 home games
Six-person private suites for individual games are on sale for around $600, and the official price for the suite for the entire season is currently more than that of a single Bitcoin at $64,800 according to the official website.
The purchase has become a milestone for the A’s as they become the first team in Major League Baseball to sell tickets for cryptocurrency. Team President Dave Kaval congratulated the buyer, stating:
“Cryptocurrency is a viable and tangible currency model, and we know other forward-thinking companies and individuals will join Voyager in using this payment for ticket purchases.”