Football and blockchain are two sectors that do not get together at first impression. However, some football clubs are starting to get acquainted with blockchain technology and we have the first things to use for the benefit of the team and fans.
Anything for fans
Leading football clubs use Socios platform to engage fans around the world. Fans can live thousands of miles away from their favorite team because blockchain can make communication with clubs much easier and can influence many club decisions with their votes.
Socios is a blockchain platform that allows fans to vote in clubs. Official partners of this platform are world-famous teams such as Juventus, Barcelona, PSG, AS Rome or West Ham.
Thanks to this platform, the PSG football club (the biggest thanks to the fans) was able to select a slogan for the captain’s bracelet. For Galatasaray, with the help of Socios, the fans commented on the music that comes when the players come to the stadium and Juventus used the platform to select the song to be played on the goal.
Among other things, Socios enables clubs to consult with their fans about important team players. The overall system works on the way of loyalty cards, which is advantageous for both fans of the club and the club itself.
Fans miles away
Socios is intended mainly for fans from overseas, where there is a very low to zero probability of visiting the stadium. Socios CEO Alex Dreyfus himself described the platform as “for people outside the stadium.”
Alex Dreyfus commented:
“PEOPLE ARE USED TO USE A POINT LOYALTY SYSTEM. THIS PLATFORM REDUCES BARRIERS BETWEEN FANS AND THEIR CLUBS. THAT IMPROVES THEIR RELATIONSHIP.”
With this blockchain-based platform, fans who find it difficult to get into their favorite football club matches can participate in the team’s decision. Over the next few years, thanks to the development of the blockchain, we will be able to see the players’ wages or transfers between teams paid at Bitcoin.