LONDON – September 1, 2022 – (Newswire.com)
Southampton Football Club and Main Club partner Sportsbet.io today announced the opening of the “Saints Social Club” at Northam Social Club, funded by a first of its kind Crypto Fan Fund.
Chosen by fans, Saints Social Club is Southampton’s ultimate fan bar, with artwork, kits and memorabilia celebrating the club’s illustrious 136 years of history. True to their nickname “Saints”, the designs also include stunning stained glass artwork by Southampton’s heroes, past and present, including James Ward-Prowse, Alan Shearer and Nathan Redmond.
The launch featured a full day event during Southampton’s home match against Manchester United and saw a panel with Southampton FC legends Nigel Adkins and Francis Benali, as well as a live performance from Saints Brass. band.
The Saints Social Club will remain open throughout the season for the enjoyment of all Southampton fans and will also be used to host additional community events for the Saints Foundation. Fans will receive a Saints Social Club card on their first visit to Northam, which will allow them access to all upcoming events, including all Southampton FC matches.
Southampton fans abroad will also have the opportunity to join the Saints Social Club, through the magic of virtual reality. After launch, the headphones will be donated to dedicated Southampton superfans in countries around the world. Shot at Northam during the United game, the headset will allow international fans to experience the atmosphere of a day in Southampton and feel part of the Saints family.
Sarah Batters, Marketing and Partnership Director at Southampton FC, She said:
“It has been great to work closely with representatives from our Saints Voice panel and find out what really matters to them in order to bring the best experiences of the day to our fans. The new Saints Social Club will provide a wonderful opportunity to bring our fans together and serve as a true focal point for our local community. “
Sportsbet.io launched the Crypto Fan Fund in November, donating two Bitcoins to use for a fan-led initiative. The Club and Sportsbet.io teamed up with leading group of fans, Saints Voice, to decide how the donation would be spent, with fans voting in March to turn Northam, a stone’s throw from St. Mary’s Stadium, into a avid Southampton FC pub fan.
Helen Edwards, Head of Responsible Gaming at Sportsbet.io, She said:
“It has been a privilege to work with Saints Voice and Southampton fans during this process, and we are so excited to see Saints Social Club come to fruition this summer. Through the Crypto Fan Fund, we wanted to show how cryptocurrencies can be used to sincerely support fans and help them realize the initiatives they want to see and, with the help of Southampton FC and Saints Voice, we are delighted to have been able to to do exactly that ”.
The donation consolidates Sportsbet.io’s continuing commitment as the main sponsor of Southampton Football Club and as a leader in the cryptocurrency community. The initiative is part of Sportsbet.io’s “Believe the Hype” campaign, which encourages the Saints to believe the hype around their club and cryptocurrency.
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Southampton FC Main Club Partner for the 2021/22 season. The Saints were founding members of the Premier League in 1992/93 and were consistently present until relegation at the end of the 2004/05 season. After falling through tough times, which included further relegation to League 1, they returned to the Premier League for the 2012/13 season and have not looked back since.
In recent years, they have achieved top-half finishes, including a sixth place finish in the 2015/16 season which secured the Europa League. They reached the League Cup final in 2016/17 but narrowly missed the trophy after a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United. They finished the 2019/20 season with a streak of seven straight wins, finishing 11th with a total of 52 points.
Founded in 2016 as part of the Yolo Group, Sportsbet.io is one of the leading bitcoin-driven sports betting operators. Sportsbet.io offers a large and quality betting product on all major sports and esports, offering over 350,000 pre-match events per year, as well as full in-play content and a wide range of crypto and fiat currencies.
It also provides innovative markets such as player prop betting for soccer, American football, and basketball, and is the only bitcoin-led bookmaker to provide live streams on all major sports. Sportsbet.io prides itself on its secure and reliable betting service, with withdrawal times of around 1.5 minutes among the fastest in the business. For more information on Sportsbet.io, visit www.sportsbet.io.
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Sportsbet.io and Southampton FC open the new “Saints Social Club” funded by Crypto Fan Fund