Tickets for Messi’s US debut cost as much as $110,000
Tickets for Friday’s League’s Cup opener against Inter Miami are fetching up to $110,000, according to a search on ticket resale site Vivid Sheets. This is one of the highest ever ticket prices for an MLS team.
Prices for some seats soared after the soccer superstar officially signed a $50 million to $60 million annual contract with a major league soccer team on Saturday.
Nonetheless, there are significantly cheaper options for Friday’s game. A spokesperson for Vivid Sheets said the average ticket price was $487, with some fans traveling nearly 1,100 miles to see Mexico’s Cruz Azul. Tickets for last year’s League Cup match between Inter Miami and FC Barcelona were about half that price.
According to Vivid Sheets, Messi’s MLS debut against Charlotte on August 20 averaged $288, nearly $900 since speculation began in early June that Messi might be coming to the United States. %Rose. Inter Miami, currently at the bottom of the table, have also seen their total ticket prices rise by almost 700% since then.
Messi, 36, has won the prestigious Ballon d’Or seven times and is one of the most decorated athletes of all time as part of last year’s World Cup-winning Argentina squad. According to multiple reports, his deal includes an option for co-ownership of the club and cut revenue from new subscribers to Apple TV’s MLS season pass streaming service.