Angel City FC, the women’s team that plays in the National Women’s Soccer League in the United States, announced a partnership with Crypto.com, the leading exchange in North America, and confirmed the Los Angeles-based soccer team’s second NFT collection.
Angel City FC (ACFC) is a women’s team currently playing in the National Women’s Soccer League in the United States. Now, it announced the launch of its second series of NFTs thanks to a strategic alliance with Crypto.comthe leading exchange in the U.S., which is also a founding partner of the club.
This new collection was announced after last season, the women’s soccer team launched the first series of non-fungible tokens also together with Crypto.comwhich attracted thousands of fans and generated more than 20,000 redemptions.
Following this success, the ‘We Are LA‘ aims to reflect the theme of Angel City FC’s 2023 season: a celebration of the sum of the infinite parts of Los Angeles. In addition, the program will launch with the NFT “Represent LA“, a visual and cultural summary of the unique identities found in L.A., the city where the soccer club is located.
This collection features three non-fungible tokens designed by local photographers from the project. Las Fotos Projectwho participated in the previous program called “ACFC x Crypto.com: Artist in Residence”.
Over the course of the 2022 season, these three professional artists gained exceptional, paid experience photographing matches in which ACFC home games.
Also, it is worth mentioning that the artists are all teenagers from BIPOC and have selected their best photographs in a commemorative photobook that was given as a gift to the members of La Fortalezaa sort of confederation of the six support groups that represent ACFC throughout the country.
These six support groups supporting the women’s team are called: AC Pandemonium – Rebellion 99 – Mosaic 1781 – Angel City Valkyries – Relentless Ladies – Angel City RosePods.
Moreover, the leaders of these six groups had the opportunity on April 14 to hear directly from the artists in residence in a panel discussion.
Sarinana – Alcala – Marin, artists in residence – source: Angel City FC
At the end of the program, each artist selected an image to be transformed into the first NFTs of Angel City FC. These non-fungible tokens will be released in July, August and November and will include common, rare and ultra rare versions.
This initiative is an extension of the 10% refund model created by ACFC. As a result, each association’s 10% is directly benefiting the community.
Also, these NFTs will unlock utilities that money cannot buy, the following are:
Complete on-field experiences.
Original jerseys signed by Angel City FC players.
Official merchandising packages of the women’s soccer team.
In addition, members of the ACFC NFT will also have the opportunity to learn about each artist and their artistic vision on all of the Los Angeles-based club’s social channels and website.
Julie Uhrmanfounder and president of ACFC, spoke about the club’s second NFT collection and commented that the “We Are LA” project is the ultimate digital representation that Angel City has set out to achieve as a club.
He also added that using sports as an engine for participation, community development and elevating the game on and off the field is ACFC’s goal.
Finally, Julie said that over the past year, fans of the team have been able to enjoy amazing virtual and live events organized in conjunction with Crypto.com and, thanks to the success the first collection generated, she believes that supporters really value these NFTs as a part of Angel City’s history.
How to redeem “We Are LA” NFTs
This collection celebrates the team’s second season participating in the National Women’s Soccer League. National Women’s Soccer League and will give fans the opportunity to get an NFT for free by signing up for an account on the Crypto.com NFT Marketplace during the registration sale that began on April 24, 2023 at 12:00 PM (Pacific Time).
Fans who are already users of Crypto.com NFT Marketplace will receive a link to claim the Represent LA NFT. Then, the non-fungible tokens will be sent via Airdrop between May 2 and May 5.
Finally, once redeemed, the team will communicate directly with eligible NFT holders for access to digital collectibles and future invitations to virtual and physical events throughout the season. To claim the NFT, please fill out this form here.
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Written by Rodrigo Catalan (TW: @RodrigoCatalanB) for NFT Express.