“I will join Inter Miami. The decision has been made. I received many offers in Europe but I am not even interested. My first wish is to return to Barcelona. When the negotiations fell down. broken, I want to experience something new in Miami,” Messi shared about his decision to go to the US to play at dawn this morning (June 8).
Immediately, TickPick, an online ticketing site for sports events in the US, recorded a very rapid increase in tickets to Inter Miami in the 2023 season. Previously, the cheapest ticket price to watch a match of this club was 29 USD. This number has increased to 544 USD.
Jeff Goodman, CEO of TickPick, said: “This is a huge deal for Inter Miami and the MLS as a whole. This move enhances the value of the tournament and attracts international attention to the game. with American football”.
Mr. Goodman said nearly 2,000 tickets to see Inter Miami have been sold out. Last week, sales were only about 50 tickets. TickPick also pointed out that the match that American fans are most interested in is the encounter between Inter Miami and Los Angeles FC. The cheapest ticket is up to 697 USD/person.
The announcement of the Messi deal also helped Inter Miami attract a large number of fans. USA Today noted that the personal page of the American club has increased 2.4 million followers in the past few hours after the M10 contract was announced. Before that, the number of followers of the club was only about 1 million people.
Messi is expected to make his Inter Miami debut on July 1. The first match of M10 in the US is likely to be the confrontation with Cruz Azul on July 21. Inter Miami accepts to pay the Argentine superstar an income of $53 million per season.
Duy Luan | 12:05 08/06/2023