The Women’s National Basketball Association just made a historic move in the metaverse.
According to a press release, New York Liberty will be releasing a non-fungible token(NFT) to commemorate the teams opening night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn against Connecticut Sun. The collection will feature 400 NFTs celebrating nail art “through a unique Liberty lens.” What’s more, this will mark the first NFT collection from a WNBA team.
“As we look to be a team on the cutting-edge of technology and fan experiences, launching the league’s first NFT was the natural progression of our business,” said Liberty CEO Keia Clarke, according to a press release. “NFTs are the future of one-of-a-kind collectibles, and this exclusive drop celebrates the intersection of nail art culture and sports through the lens of the New York Liberty.”
Those looking to own a part of the debut NFT collection will have one of two ways to do so. The team will have a whitelist for those who secure a special ticket and the NFT prior to the opening game. Better yet, the NFT will be free for those on the exclusive list.
Additionally, the public launch is set for Saturday, May 7, with a price point starting at $50.