News and Discussion
blackrabbit — 2014-10-16T06:52:30-04:00 — #1
Website Launch and Bitcoin Ticket Sales
StPetersburgBowl.com, the official event website for the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl, is now live. The site will host official ticket sales, information for fans traveling to St. Petersburg, and news about the game and the teams which will be participating.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the suite pricing and availability.
Traveling to the Bitcoin Bowl
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.
A Fan Zone for Bitcoiners
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!
100 Local Merchants
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.
blackrabbit — 2014-10-16T06:52:57-04:00 — #2
pretty big news imo, force more adoption and people to use BTC
Would be bigger in a big bowl game but good start none the less
maximillion — 2014-10-20T19:55:34-04:00 — #3
in due time black rabbit in due time always hear a lot of negativity but obv progress is comin'
boywonda — 2014-10-21T08:12:27-04:00 — #4
IMO things like this need to happen to FORCE people to buy coins and know how easy they are to use
maximillion — 2014-10-21T11:27:13-04:00 — #5
so much easier and so much more convenient... the potential
blackrabbit — 2014-10-21T11:29:00-04:00 — #6
Yea just not enough people have bought it even though they have heard about it
For example if they offered 3% off all bowl tickets for using BTC to buy (instead of paying CC's 3% merchant fee) there would be a decent level of interest from people who want to save money which would in turn self educate themselves about BTC
maximillion — 2014-10-22T00:17:31-04:00 — #7
people are just so lazy nowadays, i dont get it