Arrival of Lionel Messi: the price of Inter Miami tickets explodes


The upcoming arrival of star player Lionel Messi with Inter Miami CF is already having an impact in Major League Soccer (MLS), particularly on ticket prices for matches involving his new team.

On Wednesday, the specialist ticket sales app TickPick demonstrated the ripple effect by giving a few examples.

Hours before the announcement of the 35-year-old forward’s arrival, the cheapest ticket for the August 26 game between Inter Miami and the New York Red Bulls at the latter’s stadium was selling for 30 $. The price then exploded and now you have to shell out a minimum of $401.

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Sports site The Athletic claimed that Messi’s first game with his new club would be the Leagues Cup against Mexican team Cruz Azul on July 21. The minimum ticket price for this game at Lockhart Stadium went from $29 to $329 in a matter of minutes.

Unfortunately for Quebec fans of Messi, CF Montreal will not host Inter Miami CF by the end of this season. However, it is still possible that the two clubs will face each other in the playoffs.

An impact on social networks

The arrival of the Argentinian with the Miami team was also felt on social networks.

Sports marketing expert Joe Pompliano reported Thursday that the Florida organization gained more than 4.2 million Instagram followers in 24 hours.

Inter Miami CF now has more Instagram followers than any team in the NHL, MLB, NFL and MLS.


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