Miami in overdrive

Miami in overdrive0

Since it was announced that Lionel Messi would be transferring his talents to Inter Miami, fans of football in the United States have gone into a frenzy. This may be attributed to the news. The excitement is something that has never been seen before, and it is anticipated that it will mark the beginning of a new age of interest in the sport across the country, which is still on the rise.

In the 10 minutes following the announcement that Messi had signed with Inter Miami, the club garnered more than one million new fans. Prior to the deal, the club had around one million followers across all platforms.

The amount of time that has passed since then has caused that number to increase to seven million. The squad, which used to be little more than a sideshow in Major League Soccer (MLS), now has more fans than any other team in MLS as well as in other American sports leagues such as the National Football League, Major League Baseball, and National Hockey League.

An investigation of the demand for tickets across the league in the twenty-four hours after Messi’s declaration revealed that there were four times as many tickets purchased on the secondary market for Inter Miami matches as there had been during the whole on-sale period of one hundred and ninety-nine days prior to that.

Although the average price of tickets for Inter Miami home matches jumped from $31 to $152, and the average price of tickets for Inter Miami away matches climbed from $94 to $207, some sources stated that all tickets for Inter Miami’s fixtures, both at home and on the road, had already been sold out.

It was also rumored that Messi’s annual compensation would be close to 55 million dollars, making him one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. Deals that he has struck with Apple TV+ and Adidas will bring him more revenue as well.

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