Oakland Athletics now accepting Bitcoin for full season suite payment

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The Oakland Athletics have ventured into the world of crypto with the announcement of a new Bitcoin payment system.

Now through Opening Day on April 1st, fans can purchase a full season of box suite tickets for the price of one Bitcoin.

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The team is among the first in Major League Baseball to accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment, promoting the benefits of staying socially-distant in fans' return to live games.

"We invite our fans to become the first Bitcoin suite holders in sports," said A's President Dave Kaval in a news release. "The price of a season suite may fluctuate depending on when it's purchased, which adds to the excitement!"

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The price of a single Bitcoin has hovered between $50,000 and $60,000 for the past month. Single-game suites start at $594 select games in April.

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Current California coronavirus health guidelines limit general stadium seating to pods of two or four people, and suites up to six guests. Coliseum suites come with ballpark snacks, a bird's-eye view of the game below, as well as a private bathroom.

The Oakland A's will open the 2021 season when they host the division-rival Houston Astros at the Oakland Coliseum on April 1st.

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