Manchester United, one of the historic teams in English and world soccer, previously partnered with Tezos, one of the most well-known blockchains in the crypto ecosystem and now they will jointly launch a collection NFTs for fans.
The Manchester United Football Club (MUFC), is one of the biggest and most important teams in the world and in English soccer in particular. Currently, they have more than 60 trophies won throughout their history. Also, they have around one billion fans around the globe. Consequently, they want to bring you digital collectibles in NFT format and give more benefits to all their fans all over the planet.
For those who don’t know it at all, this English club has more than 140 years of history and this time, they have taken a big step into the future with the announcement made these days about the next digital collection, powered by Tezos.
First, there will be an initial drop of NFTs that will be given away to fans. Secondly, future collections that are paid for will be released later in time.
On the other hand, Tissues is a decentralized blockchain and has already established itself in the ecosystem as one of the most recognized blockchains by the Web3 digital community. In addition, it was chosen by one of the most important and storied clubs in world soccer to be the main sponsor.
Manchester United NFTs
The “red devils” NFT tokens can be described as a new form of digital memories and the opportunity for fans to reap different rewards by owning them.
The non-fungible tokens are based on real training kits from the English team’s official partners and will be available throughout Manchester’s Premier League campaign. In addition, proceeds from sales will go directly to support the Manchester United Foundation.
On the other hand, fans who obtain a free NFT in this first drop will receive the benefit of belonging to a Exclusive Discord and will provide an opportunity to discuss the project and determine its future direction.
Finally, you can see how the Manchester United is trying to change those traditional “before” sports memorabilia, so that younger (or not so young) fans can digitally enjoy NFTs of their favorite club.Phil LynchManchester United’s CEO of Digital Products and Experiences, said that this will appeal to many, many people who previously collected match videos, club crests or stickers, and will now have the additional option of collecting other types of memorabilia digitally. He also confirmed that the first NFTs will be free of charge through the Tezos network and in conjunction with this blockchain will provide education and guidance along the way.Mason EdwardsThe Commercial Director of the Tezos Foundation, also spoke after the news of the launch of NFTs and said that soccer means a lot to people and Manchester United knows this. Consequently, it is an honor that Tezos is the company that provides the solutions for the first step of this club with so much history towards Web3 and the creation of digital collectibles, as they are sure that their fans will appreciate it in the future. He also added that Tezos is the blockchain that most appreciates soccer and football history, and also adds the powerful features of blockchain technology such as decentralization, resilience and scalability, to make any kind of product successful for the fans.
The first persons who register and apply for a Manchester United NFT from the official platformThe first people to register and apply for a Manchester United NFT from the Manchester United website will be able to unlock access to the community that will be created via Discord. Then, participants who have been chosen to receive their free NFT and belong to the community will be able to submit their creative ideas to choose how future digital collectibles will be created and the opportunity to share match days together on this new fan-driven server.Throughout the season, there will be different releases of NFTs through the digital platform of the Manchester digital platform on the Tezos and each of these collections will feature a different design. However, they will have one thing in common: they will be inspired by the club’s history and some, will unlock more experiences and opportunities for fans. Finally, it was already known that after launching this first free NFT collection, the next one will have a value of £30 and 20% of the profits will be destined to the Manchester United Foundation.All investment or financial opinions on behalf of NFTexpress should not be taken as recommendations. This article is informational/educational material. Before making any type of investment do your own research.
Written by Rodrigo Catalan (TW: @RodrigoCatalanB) for NFT Express.