Oxford City Football Club will accept Bitcoin for matchday tickets
National League becomes first to allow digital currency payments with new partnership with CoinCorner
By Shashank Bhardwaj
Bitcoin adoption is on the rise, and Oxford City Football Club is the newest organization looking to get involved. The National League soccer club is looking to be the first of its kind to start accepting matchday payments in BTC with the season kicking off on August 6. While cash and card payments are still available, customers will also be able to use BTC to purchase tickets, food and beverages at RAW Charging Stadium in Oxford City with Bitcoin on the Lightning Network.
The move is the result of a multi-year partnership between the football club and an Isle of Man-based bitcoin company, CoinCorner. The crypto company will have its logo on the back of the shirts worn by the club’s players and will reside as the official sponsor of the Hoops’ opening game on August 6. As a mark of their new partnership, CoinCorner also released a limited edition Oxford City FC Bolt Card that would allow Bitcoin users to take advantage of contactless technology in payments.
This partnership was born last year during the Bitcoin Ballers Winter Cup festival, organized by the OCFC. Oxbit founder Coach Carbon struck up a relationship with FC’s commercial director and the idea of including digital currencies in the sphere was floated. He commented: “A three-way call was arranged and things progressed from there once the football club understood and could see the impact CoinCorner could have in terms of education and lending. ‘Bitcoin Adoption.’