The Auckland Athletic baseball team sold its first cryptocurrency-bought season ticket less than three weeks after it was first shown.
Oakland As, as it is popularly called, unveiled a proposal on March 15 that would allow fans to buy luxury tickets with Bitcoin.
On Wednesday, March 31, the East Bay Baseball Club in San Francisco announced that the buyer is the cryptocurrency platform Voyager Digital Ltd. , Registered in New York. Fintech bought a six-person group of all the team’s home games in 2021 for a single bitcoin, or about $ 58,500 a day.
The six-person special toolkits for single-player games sell for around $ 600, and the officially set price for the whole season is currently more than the cost of one Bitcoin, according to the official website.
The purchase was a milestone for Player A as he became the first major league baseball team to sell tickets to cryptocurrency. Team leader Dave Caval congratulated the buyer and said:
“Cryptocurrency is a viable and tangible currency model, and we know that other forward-thinking companies and individuals will join Voyager to use these payments to buy tickets.”
Voyager co-founder and CEO Steve Ehrlich said the company has close relationships with outdoor player Stephen Biscotti and that the package will be shared with the Bay Area customer base and beyond.
In a previous interview on Friday the 26th. In March, Kaval stated that the team would be charging any BTC through ticket sales and added:
“We believe in [Bitcoin] and hope it will continue to grow and maybe we can find some great free proxies with some profit.”
According to the team’s official channels, fans can buy one full season season with BTC through Thursday April 1.