Lionel Messi, the legendary footballer, has now become a part of Inter Miami and is gearing up to make his debut on July 21 against Cruz Azul in the opening match of the Leagues Cup.CNN reports that the tickets to witness Messi’s US debut are astonishingly priced at $110,000. This marks one of the most expensive ticket prices ever recorded for a Major League Soccer (MLS) team, as demand soared after Messi officially joined the MLS team in a deal worth between $50 to $60 million per year.
However, there are still more affordable options available, with an average ticket price of $487. Fans from far and wide are showing their dedication, with some traveling nearly 700 miles just to witness this historic event.
Comparing to last year’s prices, this year’s prices have surged by nearly 900% since speculations began about Messi’s arrival in the US. Overall, ticket prices for Inter Miami have experienced a staggering 700% increase.
At the age of 36, Messi officially signed with Inter Miami until 2025 after his departure from Paris St-Germain (PSG) following the conclusion of the 2022-23 season.
During the unveiling event on Sunday, the superstar expressed his excitement about being in Miami, stating, “I come here with the same desire to compete, desire to win, and help the club continue to grow.” Fans eagerly await Messi’s debut in the MLS, ready to witness the footballing icon’s brilliance on the field.