The adoption of Bitcoin ((BTC/USD)) in the United Kingdom has gone a notch higher after a sixth-tier English football league club Oxford City Football Club announced that it will start accepting bitcoin payments once the next season starts on August 6.
The announcement was made after Oxford City struct a multi-year partnership with CoinCorner, which is an Isle of Man-based Bitcoin company.
Oxford City fans will be able to buy match day tickets, food, and drinks at Oxford City’s RAW Charging Stadium using bitcoin over the Lightning Network besides the conventional payment methods like cash and credit cards. This makes the club the first National League football club to accept fans to pay for match day tickets using BTC.
In addition, the back of the shirts of Oxford City football players will have a BTC logo.
Oxford City Football Club partnership with CoinCorner
Following the partnership between Oxford City Football Club and CoinCorner, CoinCorner will be a back-of-shirt sponsor for the football club.
Besides “The Hoops” having a BTC logo at the back of their shirts, CoinCorner also released a limited edition Oxford City FC Bolt Card in commemoration of the development.
CoinCorner will also be the official match sponsor of Oxford City FC’s opening game on August 6.
Commenting about the partnership, CoinCorner CEO, Danny Scott, said:
“OCFC is the first adopter of Bitcoin payments in the National League. 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 U.K.”
Interestingly, on the same day that Oxford City FC was announcing its partnership with CoinCorner, Real Bedford, another pro-Bitcoin football club, announced that it will also accept Bitcoin for matchday tickets. Bedford, however, plays in a lower local league, the Spartan South Midlands League.
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