The Charlotte Hornets launch commemorative NFT series recognizing inaugural (1988-89) season

By CLTure News

May 11, 2021

Photo: Alex Cason

The Hornets have announced the launch of its first commemorative NFT to be available for fans in attendance on May 13 against the L.A. Clippers. The limited-edition NFT will be the first in a series of commemorative NFTs featuring artwork in the form of digitally designed game tickets. The limited-release NFT will be available to purchase through the Hornets app for $4.99 in U.S. currency for fans in attendance. 

Recognizing the Hornets inaugural season (1988-89), there will be 88 NFTs minted and the design of the commemorative ticket will debut publicly during the May 13 game.

“The Hornets are thrilled to be one of the first professional sports teams to introduce to our fans a series of commemorative NFTs,” said Hornets President and Vice Chairman Fred Whitfield in a press release. “Innovation is in the DNA of the Hornets organization, dating back to our original uniforms and colors, and we wanted to offer our fans the opportunity to participate in the excitement, popularity and cutting-edge nature of NFTs. We take pride in the fact that these are fan-friendly NFTs with a very low barrier to entry. We think our fans will enjoy the design, and we look forward to growing in this space in the future.”

Additional commemorative NFT’s will be announced for the collectible series, with possible drops during the play-in tournament.

Working with Dapper Labs to launch the first sports team NFT on the Flow Blockchain, the Hornets creative department designed the digital artwork available for fans at Spectrum Center on May 13

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