BitPay and ESPN St. Petersburg “Bitcoin Bowl” Will Only Accept Bitcoin for Pre-Sale Tickets This Month

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October 16, 2014

Today, BitPay’s Tony Gallippi posted to the BitPay blog with exciting news: “Get Read for the Bitcoin Bowl.” The St. Petersburg “Bitcoin Bowl” will take place on December 26th at 8:00 PM at the sunny Tropicana Field in eponymous St. Petersburg, Florida. People around the world can now purchase pre-sale tickets for the Bitcoin Bowl at Stpetersburgbowl.com, the official website of the Bitcoin Bowl. Gallippi explained:

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.

Also read: ESPN and BitPay’s ‘Bitcoin Bowl’ Brings Bitcoin into 100 Million Households

Bitcoin Bowl Is Going to Be Huge

The Bitcoin Bowl is going to be a big entry point for many new Bitcoiners. In an industry first, but certainly not an industry last, the pre-sale tickets will be available exclusively to Bitcoin payers for over two weeks. Joe Schmoe and his credit card can purchase the tickets via ticketmaster only after November 1st. In reality, Americans that would otherwise have zero interest in Bitcoin may now be lining up to buy Bitcoin to buy early access and early-bird pricing for the college bowl tickets. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until the day of the event to see how many bitcoins “Bitcoin Bowl” tickets are being scalped for.

BitPay has also announced that they have teamed up with Traveling Coin, a traveling agency that accepts Bitcoin, to create BitcoinBowlPackages.com. Bitcoin enthusiasts can purchase ready-made travel packages to get the full Bitcoin experience at the Bitcoin Bowl. Once at the Bowl, Bitcoiners will be able to go to the Fan Zone dedicated to bitcoin and spend bitcoin on games and merchandise, trade bitcoin with Bitcoin ATMs, and learn about developments in the Bitcoin space. BitPay is currently working to sign up 100 local merchants and is looking for sponsorship opportunities as well. BitPay is looking to continue its extraordinary growth in Europe, in America.

What do you think about the Bitcoin Bowl? Comment below!

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Last modified (UTC): October 16, 2014 04:39

Caleb Chen @bitxbitxbitcoin

Caleb is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he studied Economics, East Asian Studies, and Mathematics. He is currently pursuing his MSc in Digital Currency at the University of Nicosia.