Starting today, football fans can now purchase pre-sale tickets for college football’s St. Petersburg Bowl if they pay with Bitcoin.
BitPay, the leader in business solutions for Bitcoin, has teamed up with ESPN to sponsor this game and incorporate Bitcoin in all facets of the fan experience, from ticket sales to concessions, for the first time ever at a major sporting event.
This is an exclusive ticket pre-sale for fans, who prefer to pay with bitcoin. They will have a two-week head start at getting the best seats in the stadium before they go on-sale to the general public.
Below is the full blog post from BitPay on how to purchase tickets before they are gone.
BitPay and ESPN have released the website for the 2014 Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. Bitcoin users now have the first opportunity to purchase tickets for the largest event in bitcoin history.
StPetersburgBowl.com, the official event website for the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl, is now live.
On the site fans will find:
The ticket pre-sale is exclusive to bitcoin purchases, giving the bitcoin community a two week head-start to get the best seats in the house before tickets are available through other payment methods. We look forward to packing the stands at the Bitcoin Bowl with the bitcoiners who have raised digital currency awareness and driven bitcoin’s adoption.
For groups of 16 or more, suites are available inside the stadium which offer full in-suite catering. The suites offer great opportunities to bring together employees and clients to watch the game. Contact Ashley Wheeler at [email protected] to learn more about the suite pricing and availability.
BitPay is also teaming up with travel agency Traveling Coin to announce the launch of BitcoinBowlPackages.com – the only official Bitcoin Bowl travel site where all packages can be purchased with bitcoin. Football and digital currency fans attending the Bowl can choose from a variety of area hotels, game tickets, transportation, and events through the site, which will be accepting credit cards along with bitcoin payments. Users can choose from ready-made travel packages or can create and pay for their own custom itineraries in minutes.
The Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl will feature a Fan Zone dedicated to bitcoin. Fans at the game can use bitcoin to play games and purchase merchandise, exchange dollars for digital currency with bitcoin ATMs, and learn about innovative new products and technologies being built by BitPay, our sponsors, and our partners within the bitcoin space. Fans who are new to bitcoin can talk with any of the participating bitcoin wallet providers to get started with their first bitcoin app!
BitPay’s sales team is working hard to sign up 100 local business in St. Pete to accept bitcoin before Bowl week. With the teams and alumni arriving a week before the game, we will be hosting bitcoin meetups and events every day around St. Pete at the local businesses that accept bitcoin. Come to town early to experience a true digital currency economy for experienced bitcoiners and new users alike.
If you would like your business to gain valuable brand exposure inside the stadium, outside the stadium, or on worldwide television and radio, the Bitcoin Bowl has many opportunities still available. Contact Ashley Wheeler at [email protected] to learn more about the sponsorship opportunities.
Marco covers topics aimed directly at spreading knowledge of and supporting the growth of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, health and tech. Marco is also a Lifeboat Foundation New Monetary Systems Advisory Board Member. Follow him on twitter: @marcoapineda13
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