Oakland A's Make MLB's First Dogecoin Ticket Sale

The pro baseball team had announced it was selling two-seat pods for 100 DOGE for its series with the Toronto Blue Jays.

May 4, 2021 at 11:02 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:50 p.m. UTC

The Oakland Athletics have become the first Major League Baseball (MLB) team to sell tickets for dogecoin.

  • The team had announced Monday that it was selling two-seat pods for 100 DOGE ($48.80 at the time of writing) for its four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays that started on Monday.
  • President Dave Kaval subsequently tweeted that the first ticket had been sold by this method, claiming the team had completed the first dogecoin ticket transaction in the history of MLB.
  • The A’s announced April 1 that they had completed their first transaction in bitcoin when they sold a full-season suite to crypto broker Voyager Digital for 1 BTC.
  • Kaval told Bloomberg previously that the team would hold any crypto received from such transactions and not convert it into fiat currency.
  • Dogecoin hit an all-time high Tuesday, rising to $0.4876 during European trading hours to eclipse its previous record of $0.47 registered April 16.
  • The cryptocurrency was seemingly buoyed by the A's news and brokerage platform eToro’s Monday announcement that it would be listing DOGE on its platform.

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