South African Premier Soccer League team, Cape Town City Football Club, has partnered with BlocSide Sports to use the startup's blockchain based digital solutions for fan engagement. With the partnership, Cape Town City FC will be able to leverage BlocSide's augmented reality, frictionless payments, ticket-as-a-platform, and blockchain solutions for their fans.
BlocSide is a London based technology startup that builds white labeled mobile and web solutions that integrate with a football team's current web and retail technical solutions.
"Cape Town City FC considers its fans and communities at the center of all club decisions. We have and will continue to modernize and enhance the football experience for the people of South Africa. We trust that this partnership with BlocSide Sports can allow us to grow that legacy by bringing convenient and revolutionary solutions to our fans on match day and beyond," said John Comitis, owner of Cape Town City FC.
Not only is the partnership a first in South Africa but it is also the first in professional football. Using BlocSide's Ethereum based rewards token (MWP) and platform. The MVP token will be able to be used for in-stadium concessions, rewards, and more.
"We're very excited to join forces with Cape Town City, a progressive team that places such a high value on their fans. Cape Town City has built the modern blueprint for what a professional football team should look like. I'm excited to join them on their journey. This is a huge step in solidifying our mission to use financial transparency and 5G fan engagement technology to support the growth and evolution of football in Cape Town and all of Africa," said Daniel Taylor, CEO at BlocSide Sports.
Cape Town City FC a club with a difference – one that works closely with the City of Cape Town and the wider communities to engage and create a football team as unique and diverse as the city it calls home. The team aims to be truly based within the community of Cape Town, with not only support- but input and feedback- from the diverse fan base being of the paramount importance to the club.
Founded in 2016, and currently coached by former UEFA Champions League winner, Benni McCarthy, Cape Town City FC has made notable strides in South Africa's Premier Soccer League.