Trouble in paradise!
Although she with Lionel Messi (36) The fans of Inter Miami from the North American Major League Soccer (MLS) are really angry about having the superstar in their team since the summer and things are looking up in terms of sport. The reason: Due to the commitment of the world champion and other stars such as Sergio Busquets (35) and Jordi Alba (34), ticket prices for the team from Florida have exploded.
The price of a season ticket for 2024 has almost doubled. While the cheapest card previously cost the equivalent of around 455 euros, it will now cost around 830 euros. The fans are really angry and are venting their anger on the X platform (formerly Twitter).
One wrote: “My season ticket was $485, now it’s $884. We still don’t have a real stadium! Improving game quality does not justify an 82 percent price increase.”
What he means: Inter Miami currently does not have its own arena, but is currently playing in the “DRV PNK Stadium”, which is not even in Miami, but in Fort Lauderdale, a good 40 kilometers away. The new Miami Freedom Park stadium is scheduled to be completed by 2025. It remains to be seen whether Messi will also delight the fans in his new home. His contract with Inter ends in the same year.
At the moment, fans can only see him in the stands because the superstar is injured in his leg. Miami has not yet made an exact diagnosis public. The seven-time world footballer had already missed three games for Inter and one international match for Argentina in the past few weeks. He last played on September 20th when he had to leave the field before halftime. In his twelve appearances for Miami so far, Messi has eleven goals and eight assists.
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Without the Argentine, Miami lost the US Open Cup final and missed out on the second title in the team’s history. In the American counterpart of the DFB Cup there was a 1:2 defeat against Houston Dynamo. Messi sat in the stands in a black shirt and watched the final defeat from a box. Jordi Alba also couldn’t play. Of the trio of former Barça stars, only Sergio Busquets was on the field.
All three moved to Miami in the summer and turned the worst team in Major League Soccer into a cup winner. In August there was a win against Nashville SC in the final of the Leagues Cup and the first trophy for the team of co-owner David Beckham (48). In the MLS, Miami still has a chance of making it into the playoffs.
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Source: BILD October 1, 2023
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