Lionel Messi is coming to Miami, and he's boosting MLS ticket sales big time

2023-06-09 19:20:58  • 3 mins

Key Points

  • Secondary ticket sales for Inter Miami have increased by 28 times since Lionel Messi announced his move to Major League Soccer.
  • Fans can also expect to pay four times as much to see Inter Miami matches.
  • The impact isn't just being felt in Miami opponents are seeing a bump as well when they play Inter Miami.

Lionel Messi celebrates his second goal of the match between Honduras and Argentina at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Sept 23, 2022.

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It's been three days since soccer legend Lionel Messi shocked the soccer world by announcing his move to MLS club Inter Miami FC after parting ways with Paris Saint-Germain, and ticket prices around the league are already soaring.

Secondary ticket market StubHub says sales for Inter Miami's matches beginning in July have increased nearly 28 times since the announcement.

July 2023 matches onward have already sold as many tickets as the entire 2022 season compared with this time last year, the ticketing company said.

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