Oxford City Football Club to accept Bitcoin payments
From the start of next season
The Oxford City Football Club has partnered with crypto exchange CoinCorner to become the first National League football club to accept Bitcoin as payment.
Fans will be able to spend Bitcoin on matchday tickets, as well as food and drink at Oxford City’s recently renamed RAW Charging Stadium. CoinCorner’s Lightning Network-enabled NFC card, Bolt Card, will also be supported.
"It's exciting to see the club become the first adopters of bitcoin payments in the National League,” said CoinCorner CEO, Danny Scott. “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 event goers across the UK.”
Coinbase will be a back-of-shirt sponsor for Oxford City FC, and offer fans limited-edition Oxford City FC branded Bolt Cards to celebrate the partnership.
"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,” said Justin Merritt, director of football at Oxford City FC. “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.”
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