Lionel Messi’s possible Inter Miami debut sees ticket prices spike

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With iconic footballer Lionel Messi expected to play his first game for Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Inter Miami CF this week, ticket prices have rocketed.

According to a report from CBS News, tickets for Friday’s game against Mexico’s Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup were listed on ticket retailer Vivid Seats for as much as $56,901 (£44,000/€51,000). 

The cup is an annual competition featuring MLS teams and clubs from Mexico’s LIGA MX. 

At the time of writing, TheTicketingBusiness found that tickets were listed for as much as $15,459. 

The cheapest tickets were available for $259. 

Ticketmaster is currently displaying Verified Resale Tickets for as much as $10,000, while the cheapest resale ticket is listed for $265. 

Inter Miami will take on Cruz Azul at Fort Lauderdale’s 21,000-capacity DRV PNK Stadium. 

The MLS will resume on August 21 after a break to play in the Leagues Cup.