Messi effect: Inter Miami tickets rose more than a thousand percent in the last hours

Messi, the man from Rosario decided to continue his career in the United States, precisely in David Beckham’s team, for three seasons


Ticket prices for Inter Miami games skyrocketed in the span of a few hours on Wednesday, following reports that Messi will be leaving Paris Saint-Germain to play in MLS, and the cheapest tickets available at the secondary market prices were up more than 1,000% for Messi’s first games with the club.

The cheapest ticket for Inter Miami’s League Cup game against Mexico City’s Cruz Azul on July 21 – reportedly Messi’s first game for the club – jumped from $29 to 459 following reports Wednesday morning that the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner will join David Beckham’s Inter Miami, according to TickPick.

The ticket price for Miami’s home game against the New York Red Bulls on August 26 – said to be Messi’s first game in MLS – has risen from $30 to $512, according to TickPick.

Miami’s match against reigning MLS champion Los Angeles FC on September 3 also skyrocketed from $81 for the cheapest ticket to $599 in the immediate hours after multiple outlets reported that the second-biggest player world’s highest-paid headed to Miami; following speculation that he may rejoin his former club Barcelona or accept a box office deal to join Saudi club Al-Hilal.

The cheapest ticket for that match listed on TicketiQ is even higher at $684, 686% more than the ticket price at the start of the season ($87), while the ticket price for the away game Miami’s home game against Charlotte FC rose 748% in the same period (from $42 to $356).

The median ticket price for Miami’s home games also rose from $152 at the start of the season to $935, an increase of 515%, according to TicketiQ.