Tickets for Lionel Messi’s Hong Kong friendly sold out in less than an hour after over two million people queued online, according to organizers.
On February 4, the Argentine great and his Inter Miami team will meet a Hong Kong XI at the 40,000-capacity Hong Kong Stadium.
Football fans in the 7.5 million-person finance metropolis who logged into the ticketing app on Friday morning encountered a massive queue for tickets ranging from HK$880 to HK4,880 ($110-$625).
“We are absolutely thrilled with the response from the fans,” said Michel Lamuniere, chairman and CEO of Tatler Asia, which is assisting with the game’s production.
Some social media users shared images of the app that displayed an error message stating “traffic overload.”