Exclusive FIFA NTF Membership Cards Are In High Demand
by Oskar Trotman
The inaugural collection of one hundred FIFA+ Collect Club’s limited edition NFT VIP Membership Cards sold out within three hours of its release on December 15, according to an official announcement from Modex, the partnering company for the project.
Holders of the VIP membership cards can expect an airdrop on December 26, and the biggest prizes come from the chance to win tickets for the final matches of the FIFA World Cup 2026 and FIFA Club World Cup 2025, to be hosted in the United States.
FIFA and Modex placed a price tag of $999 for each NFT, and the initial project’s success was built upon by a second release on December 19 of 900 NFTs on the Polygon network and OpenSea marketplace.
The perks of possessing NFTs on OpenSea include a ticket to “The Best FIFA Football Awards” and a VIP visit accompanied by a legendary FIFA player to the FIFA Museum in Zurich. Additional benefits include the opportunity to win memorabilia from the tournament, such as referees’ whistles, red and yellow cards, unique posters, and signed corner flags by participating team captains from the tournament.
Platform With Unique Perks for Soccer Fans
The FIFA+ Collect Club launched in September 2022 in an attempt to merge digital artwork with soccer enthusiasm. Since its establishment, there have been 11 NFT drops, with over 16,000 soccer fans minting nearly a million digital collectibles.
From the start of the project, FIFA executives have emphasized that the goal is to offer fans of the sport an opportunity to connect with soccer through innovative ways, additionally by creating unique collections to enhance the further development of the NFT market.
The platform enables fans to purchase and trade official NFTs containing video highlights of significant moments in soccer history. They can be used to participate in various challenges and win unique rewards and exclusive benefits within the FIFA ecosystem.
Transition from Algorand to Polygon Network?
The FIFA NFT collection was originally minted on Algorand. However, for the latest releases of digital collectibles, there has been a shift to the Polygon blockchain, a trend that is becoming prevalent in the blockchain industry.
The decision of football’s international governing body to harness the capabilities of the Polygon network seems logical, considering the Ethereum blockchain network offers better scalability capacity to handle user requirements. The recent integration with FIFA is just one of multiple strategic collaborations for Polygon, bolstering its reputation and inspiring future growth.
However, the claims that Polygon will be the primary choice for FIFA going forward got shut down by a FIFA representative, who clarified this in a statement made on Decrypt. According to the FIFA representative, they plan to continue using Algorand via its platform and simultaneously expand to Polygon via drops on the OpenSea marketplace. Apparently, future choices will depend on which technology option can serve existing and potential user interests in the best possible way.