A Hollywood Fight Night boxing event organized by Bash Boxing is one of the first few to sell tickets in exchange for bitcoin.
The event — which takes place on Thursday of next week in Hollywood, California (if you haven’t already guessed) — will be offering bitcoin customers a discount of about 20% off admission price, which ranges from $45 – $125, depending on seating. In addition, the price of admission includes a signed poster by the event’s headliners.
“We have always catered to a younger and more hip and trendy crowd than traditional boxing shows in the country,” said event partner Steve Bash. “Some of these fans have asked us about bitcoin in the past…with digital currency becoming more mainstream and with major merchants now accepting bitcoin, we wanted to test the waters.”
The move highlights the entertainment industry’s heightening awareness of this emerging new digital currency. Most recently, the Sacramento Kings announced their acceptance of bitcoin, making them the first professional sports team to do so.
The question now is: will this become a trend in sports?