The Oakland Athletics (A’s) baseball team has announced that the club is now accepting bitcoin for season tickets. Today, on opening day, a six-piece set of the Oakland A’s full season can be purchased for one bitcoin, which is currently a discount off the regular price.
Oakland Athletics sell season tickets for six for one bitcoin
Sunday the 14th. In March, Dave Kaval, president of the Oakland A’s, announced that the baseball club would accept bitcoin (BTC) for season tickets for 2021. This news follows the acceptance of Bitcoin by several NBA basketball clubs, including the Dallas Mavericks and the Sacramento Kings.
NEWS : Due to the near-record price of $59,656 in Bitcoin, the Oakland A’s are now selling season suites for 1 Bitcoin! @athletics @mlb Trade in your #Bitcoin for the Coliseum suite now! https://t.co/3nJHajkOHD
– Dave Kaval (@DaveKaval) 14. March 2021
Sunday night, Kaval announced it would accept bitcoins for 2021 season tickets, and at that point, bitcoins (BTC) were trading above a value of $60,000. Since then, the price of BTC has fallen and hovers around $57k at the time of publication.
According to the announcement, the Oakland A’s will sell 1. April 2021 a suite for six for the entire 2021 season in exchange for one bitcoin. Candy offers groups of more than four people the opportunity to enjoy a baseball game. Private suites for up to six people cost $594 per game and regular season rates are $64,800 for the entire season.
Chairman A Dave Kaval The price of a seasonal suite can fluctuate, adding to the excitement
But instead of paying in US dollars, you can buy a seasonal suite for six for one bitcoin. To book a room for the entire season and coordinate a secure crypto-currency payment, contact us at [email protected], the ad says.
We invite our fans to become the first bitcoin suites in the sport, A’s president Dave Kaval said in a statement. We are happy to be one of the few teams that accept cryptocurrency and the first team to charge tickets in cryptocurrency instead of US currency. House prices can fluctuate depending on when they were purchased, which makes things even more interesting.
According to A’s website, the suites not only offer space for six people, but also free snacks and a separate lounge for each suite. According to the California Health Code, Ballpark A is currently only allowed to be open at 20% of capacity, which is about 11,000 people. The bitcoin offer ends on the 1st. April, and with current BTC rates, paying in bitcoin is about 13% cheaper.
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