July 24, 2021

Oakland Athletics MLB team has sold a suite season ticket for Bitcoin for the first time

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Major League Baseball team Oakland Athletics has sold their first crypto-purchased season ticket less than three weeks after first offering them.

The Oakland A’s, as they’re colloquially called, introduced an offer on March 15 enabling fans to purchase suite tickets with Bitcoin.

On Wednesday, March 31, the San Francisco East Bay ballclub announced that the buyer was New York-based publicly traded crypto asset platform Voyager Digital Ltd. The fintech firm purchased a six-person suite for all of the team’s 2021 home games for the price of one Bitcoin, or approximately $58,500 on the day.

It’s happening: #Bitcoin in baseball. @investvoyager (publicly-traded, licensed crypto-asset platform) has purchased full season suite at #Oakland Coliseum. 1st ticket deal in cryptocurrency in #MLB. @Athletics @Ehrls15

— Raj Mathai (@rajmathai) March 31, 2021

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 MajorTitle: Oakland Athletics MLB team has sold a suite season ticket for Bitcoin for the first time
Sourced From: cointelegraph.com/news/oakland-athletics-mlb-team-has-sold-a-suite-season-ticket-for-bitcoin-for-the-first-time
Published Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 05:59:17 +0100