UK Bitcoin (Bitcoin) settlement adoption brought in new players. Oxford City Football Club is set to become the first National League Football Club to accept matchday payments in BTC when the season begins on his August 6th.
Fans can purchase tickets, food and drinks at RAW Charging Stadium in Oxford City. Bitcoin over Lightning NetworkTraditional payment methods such as cash and cards can still be used.
Oxford City Football Club (OCFC) currently play in the sixth tier of English football, the National League South. The club has entered into a multi-year partnership with his CoinCorner, a Bitcoin company based in the Isle of Man. CoinCorner sponsors the back of the club’s shirt, Released limited edition Commemorative photo with Oxford City FC vault card.
Hoops, as it is known locally, features the BTC logo on the back of his matchday shirt as part of CoinCorner’s partnership with the team. CoinCorner is also the Official Match Sponsor of Oxford City FC (OCFC)’s opening game on August 6th.
On the same day, Peter McCormack’s Pro Bitcoin Soccer Club, Real Bedford to accept Bitcoin for matchday tickets. However, the Bedford team plays in a lower local league, the Spartan South Midlands League.
CoinCorner CEO Danny Scott explained that OCFC was “the first company in the National League to accept bitcoin payments.” Scott continued:
“We believe this move will set a trend across the non-league and football league sectors as digital currencies establish themselves as the new normal for sports fans and event attendees across the UK.”
Carbon Coach, a Bitcoin advocate and founder of OxBit, a Bitcoin meetup in Oxford, explained to Cointelegraph how the deal took place. In December 2022, OCFC hosted his Bitcoin Ballers Winter Cup Festival.
Since then, OxBit has hosted various meetups on the club’s premises, and Carbon continues to advocate for Bitcoin adoption around town. Carbon managed his relationship with the football club’s new commercial director and shared “numerous informal discussions about engaging and supporting the community through events and education.”
“Once football clubs were able to understand and see the impact CoinCorner would have on Bitcoin education and adoption, a three-way call was arranged and things went from there.”
At the club, Justin Merritt, Director of Football at Oxford City FC, explains:
In June 2021, Cointelegraph will see up to 2.3 million Brits own BTCthe Coinbase report puts the number at A third of Britons are interested in cryptocurrencies. Merritt continued:
“While it is not mandatory for people to be involved with our new technology, we believe payments via Bitcoin will become the new normal for English football.”