First Match in Leagues Cup Sees A Record-Breaking $110,000 for Tickets
Lionel Messi: From Barcelona to Inter Miami
The football world held its breath this week, as Lionel Messi made the official transition from Barcelona to Inter Miami. His arrival has set the stage for his debut match in the Leagues Cup, an electrifying contest between North American Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs and Mexico’s Super League association football. This match is more than a sports event; it’s a testament to Messi’s enduring legacy.
A Ticket to Glory: Skyrocketing Prices Reflect the Messi Magic
The impact of Messi’s transition is felt in more places than just the football pitch. According to Vivid Seats, a leading ticket reselling platform, the most expensive ticket for this game touched an astounding $110,000 with an average ticket price for the match standing at $487. The prices reflect the unprecedented excitement amongst fans and the profound effect Messi’s presence has on the game.
The Messi Effect: Major League Soccer Gets a Messi Makeover
Besides the Leagues Cup, Messi’s entry into North American Major League Soccer (MLS) also sparked a significant surge in ticket prices. Since the announcement of Messi’s transfer in June, prices have shot up by a staggering 900%. Currently, Inter Miami’s record is far from impressive, languishing at the bottom of the league division. But with Messi’s arrival, the anticipation is high: will he be able to create a positive shift in the club’s performance? Only time will tell. For now, one thing is clear – the Messi mania is real, and it’s here to stay.