Tickets for Lionel Messi’s MLS debut in New York selling for over $20,000 as fans clamor to see Inter Miami superstar make his bow vs. Red Bulls
Tickets for Lionel Messi’s MLS debut in New York sell for over $20,000 as fans clamor to see Inter Miami superstar take his bow against Red Bulls
- Lionel Messi will make his MLS debut against the Red Bulls on Saturday
- Supporters sell their tickets for around $20,000 on resale websites
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Fans hoping to see Lionel Messi’s debut in Major League Soccer will have to shell out staggering amounts of more than $20,000 for a ticket.
The Argentine superstar is expected to take his MLS bow when Inter Miami travel to New York Red Bulls on Saturday night.
Messi has had an incredible start in the United States, scoring 10 goals in his first seven games and leading Inter Miami to Leagues Cup glory.
Tickets for Saturday’s final at Nasvhille – in a sold-out Geodis Park – cost aIt’s not at least $450 each and the demand is equally high in New York.
On Monday – almost a week after the match day – the cheapest ticket (including all surcharges) on the website Game time costs a whopping $610.
Fans Wanting To See Lionel Messi’s MLS Debut May Have To Pay More Than $20,000 For A Ticket
He’s ready to take his MLS bow when Inter Miami head to the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night
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At the other end of the scale, the highest-priced seats were flogged at $17,554 each. Once nearly $6,000 in taxes is added, the total cost is $23,528.
Before flying to New York, Messi will continue his perfect start to his life in Miami in the US Open Cup semi-final against Cincinnati on Wednesday night.
MLS commissioner Don Garber has challenged every club to capitalize on the 36-year-old’s arrival and grow their own fan base.
The highest priced seats cost $23,528 once nearly $6,000 in taxes is added to
MLS boss Don Garber challenged clubs to capitalize on Messi’s arrival and grow their fan base
It is the responsibility of the local clubs to build up their fan base. The league is not going to tell them what to do if someone else comes to town,” he told ESPN.
“I know what I would do if I were a coach or general manager.
“If I was the president of a club, and I heard (Union coach) Jim Curtin say this in Philadelphia (I’d say), ‘Come here and support your team.’
“Yeah, it’ll be nice to see someone else wear that pink jersey and that could be a special moment, but that was an opportunity for the Philadelphia Union to be on their way to winning another trophy.”
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