How Has Lionel Messi’s Signing Impacted Inter Miami?

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This article will tell you about the advantages Inter Miami has gained after the arrival of Lionel Messi

Inter Miami announced the signing of Lionel Messi in June 2023. He signed a 2.5 year contract deal with the club and will earn him between a total of $125 million and $150 million.

Miami has been in spotlight ever since the arrival of Lionel Messi. The club has gained over 5 million followers on Instagram just within a week after the news of the signing of the Argentine legend.

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The club has now over 8 million followers on Instagram, including about two million followers on Facebook as well. In addition to this, the ticket sales have been on a rapid rise since the news of the arrival of the Argentine.

The lowest price for the team’s Leagues Cup opener against Cruz Azul increased from $29 to $329 as a result of Lionel Messi’s rumoured transfer to Inter Miami.

Atlanta United will expand their stadium’s seating capacity to its maximum of 71,000 seats in order to meet the demand for tickets and provide some context for the player’s popularity.

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Within just three hours of the announcement, Charlotte FC sold an astounding 10,000 tickets. As of the beginning of the week, some ‘used tickets’ for Messi’s debut were posted on StubHub for as much as $20,701 (£16,300), with some going for as little as $810 (£639).

Messi will officially join the team on July 4. According to the rumours, he will play his debut game on July 21 against Cruz Azul in a Leagues Cup match.

Demand for tickets to this historic match has increased by a staggering 1,034 percent. In addition to this, the resale costs for away tickets have also skyrocketed, with The Miami Herald reporting a rise of about 1000% since the announcement of Messi’s contract.

DRV PNK Stadium will add about 3,000 seats to its current 17,000-seat capacity in the upcoming months to help with the increased demand for tickets.

A $1 billion (£789,475,000) project that includes a 25,000-seat stadium as well as community and leisure facilities would eventually replace the club’s present home in 2025.

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.