How Lionel Messi has affected season ticket prices at Inter Miami in the MLS
The Argentine superstar has taken Major League Soccer by storm, and that is having a direct impact on the outlay of the local Miami fans.
Lionel Messi arrived at Inter Miami and quickly unleashed what we’re all calling ‘Messimanía.’ Victories have arrived for the team, shirts sales have gone through the roof, and the tickets to the various stadiums visited by The Herons have been a madness, no one wanting to miss the opportunity to see arguably the greatest player of all time up close and personal.
For fans of the Florida franchise, few could have dreamed that their new hero would also help carry the team to win the first title in its history, the Leagues Cup, where the number ‘10′ and captain was the top scorer in the competition that pitted the MLS and Liga MX against each other.
How much have Inter Miami ticket prices changed since Messi?
The euphoria has been such that the new price of Inter Miami season tickets for the 2024 season has considerably increased, to such an extent that some have tripled. Remember that it will be the first full season that Messi will play with the team, therefore, the season ticket guarantees your place for all the home games of those coached by Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino. That said, and as we’ve already seen, the 36-year old will not feature in every game but that doesn’t mean you get your money back when the Argentine is left out.
According to the information that has been circulating on social media, which reached subscribers, you can see the massive difference in prices for the following season.
“North baseline center sections cost $884 per seat, up from $485 last season. South baseline seats cost $867, compared to $592 last year.
Seats in the northwest area of the center of the field range between $4,420 and $7,650, while seats in the sections cost between $2,575 and $3,609 in 2023,” reads a comparison made by The Athletic.
In addition, it is worth noting that Inter Miami added a new section at pitch level that will range from $13,000 to $43,000.
Without a doubt, the club knows that with the arrival of Lionel they can afford to present these new prices, even though it is so crazy, however, many fans have expressed their annoyance, as they consider it an abuse of the situation. Some loyal supporters are now likely to be priced out of seeing their team.