Lionel Messi Fever Hits Miami: Away Match Tickets Disappear in 18 Minutes!
Lionel Messi’s magic has done it again! This time, the enchantment is not on the field but in ticket sales for his first away fixture with Inter Miami at the Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
Soccer fans rushed to grab their seats for the Leagues Cup Round of 16 match against FC Dallas, resulting in a sell-out in just 18 minutes.
With the capacity to host around 20,500 spectators, Toyota Stadium became the center of attention for Lionel Messi‘s much-anticipated appearance on Sunday, August 6. FC Dallas confirmed the sell-out on their official Twitter account, sparking excitement among fans.
According to a report by Marca, tickets disappeared in record time, with some eager spectators even willing to part with a staggering $9,000 to witness the Argentine legend in action. Tickets were released for sale at 11 am central time, and within minutes, they were all gone.
But this isn’t Messi’s first ticket frenzy since joining Inter Miami. The prices of resale tickets for his debut game on July 21 ranged from a cool $200 to a whopping $5,000. And the match didn’t just attract die-hard soccer fans. Celebrities like Serena Williams, Kim Kardashian, LeBron James, and DJ Khaled were spotted at the DRV PNK Stadium in Miami to witness the Argentine’s first steps in MLS.
Messi’s charm and skill have always drawn crowds, but the rapid sell-out for his first away game with Inter Miami underscores the buzz and excitement surrounding his new chapter in American soccer. It seems that no matter where he goes, Messi’s magic follows, and fans are more than willing to pay top dollar for a chance to see it up close.
FC Dallas’s Fastest-ever Ticket Sale
The buzz surrounding Lionel Messi’s first away game with Inter Miami reached fever pitch, culminating in a record sell-out for FC Dallas at the Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. According to team officials, this is the fastest sell-out in FC Dallas’s history. Starting ticket prices were $299, and Bloomberg reported that some were later resold on the official marketplace AXS for as much as $600.
FC Dallas’s co-owner Dan Hunt had seen the writing on the wall, telling Bloomberg News on Tuesday, “We will sell out in a matter of minutes. It’s the greatest coup in the history of the league.” And indeed, Hunt’s prediction came true as fans snapped up tickets at a breathtaking pace, eager to witness Messi’s magic on the field.
Messi’s transition to Major League Soccer (MLS) has been nothing short of extraordinary. In just three matches with Inter Miami, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has netted five goals. He introduced himself to MLS in spectacular fashion, scoring a late winner against Cruz Azul in his debut match. His next appearance saw him scoring twice and assisting once in a dominant 4-0 win over Atlanta United.
In his latest outing, Messi’s skills were again on full display as he scored a brace, leading Inter Miami to a 3-1 victory against Orlando City in the Leagues Cup. It took the former Barcelona star just seven minutes to score the opening goal, and he found the back of the net again in the 72nd minute, securing a two-goal cushion for his team.
Now, all eyes are on the upcoming match against FC Dallas. A win will guarantee Inter Miami a home game in the quarter-finals of the Leagues Cup, where they will face one of Cruz Azul, Houston Dynamo, or Charlotte FC next weekend. With Messi in such stellar form, anticipation is running high, and fans are eager to see what new magic he’ll conjure in the next match. No wonder tickets were gone in a flash!