Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium landed in the metaverse

Manchester City are entering the metaverse

It is a project born within the framework of a 3 years partnership with Sony. The current England champion will once again make it to the Etihad Stadium in the metaverse. Even if not stated explicitly, it will appear to be Manchester City does not rely on any existing virtual universebut instead develops its own digital world to make this innovation possible.

The road is still a long way off, but Sony teams are already starting to make one 3D mapping in the stadium to produce a digital version of it. Virtual reality will especially make it possible to view matches, not from one angle, but from the point of view of choosing one.

With such technology, there are no more health problems, seating capacity or even trips to Manchester. Nuria Tarre, marketing and engagement manager, praised the pioneering spirit of the club:

We really believe in connecting fans around the world, with a new digital way […] I think the traditional image of a man sitting on a couch, staring at a screen, is something we can’t imagine being representative of reality in 10 years, maybe even five years from now. Things are faster than you think. »

The Etihad Stadium project should pave the way for other digital services for the club. This includes, among other things, the sale of goods in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

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NFTs and the metaverse of all sauces

This happened at the end of 2021 and the trend was confirmed at the beginning of the year. Every day will see part of the announcements personalities, or famous brands, with projects around the world of NFTs and the metaverse. From JP Morgan to McDonald’s through Gucci or Ubisoft, everyone has their own program, so it’s hard to keep up with everyone.

Back in Manchester City, this isn’t the first time the famous football club has met the crypto universe. Let’s remember in this regard the creation of the City fan token in the Chiliz ecosystem a year ago.

Eternal rival sibling, Manchester United has also not been left out in terms of the announcements. In fact, at the beginning of February, we learned of the signing of a 23 million euro contract with Tezos (XTZ), proof that the competition is not just played on the field.

👉 In reading this topic – Decentraland (MANA): the first demonstration of the history of the metaverse took place.

Source: Inews

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I was embarrassed to discover the world of the blockchain at the end of 2018 during my search for financial freedom. Initially invested in moderation, it was only two years ago that I gambled betting on everything in the movement that had formed before. I dedicate 2021 to training myself better to gain more knowledge and seriousness. As I’ve always wanted to say: I still have a billion things to learn. And what I know, I want to share with you.
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