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Lionel Messi: How to get Inter Miami tickets to watch star

Inter Miami tickets have grown exponentially in demand since the world-stopping arrival of World Cup winner and all-time great Lionel Messi in Florida.

Football Ground Guide is here to lead you through the process of getting tickets to watch Messi play.

Aged 36, time is ticking to see the Argentine play and with his performances thus far in the USA, it should be well worth it. He's ripping things up.

As for where you might catch an Inter Miami game, at home, the Florida side play 30 miles north of their namesake city itself, in Fort Lauderdale. Their 2020-built stadium is called the DRV PNK Stadium and holds 18,000 people.

Inter Miami stadium | DRV PNK Stadium |
Photo by Icon Sport

There are many more than this hoping to get a glimpse of Messi and with this in mind, and the future growth of the club as a whole, Inter will move elsewhere. A ground called Freedom Park is in the works, which will have a 25,000 capacity and could open as soon as 2025.

How to get Inter Miami tickets and see Lionel Messi play

Inter Miami season tickets

Season tickets for the 2023/24 season are unavailable to purchase now and demand for next year's season passes will be enormous due to the Messi factor.

Prices for Inter Miami season tickets ranged from a reasonable $476 to a much more intimidating $3,094. Whether these prices will increase next season has not yet been announced, but it's likely.

To purchase an Inter Miami season ticket, fans must first place a 2024 Membership Deposit, priced $200 for a general admission season ticket, with which you'll be positioned in the safe standing area behind the goal, and a gob-smacking $10,000 for the annual suite.

That deposit won't guarantee you a season ticket for the 2024/25 season, but it's the only way of having a chance.

One-off match tickets

Messi's arrival has affected these tickets, too, and more so.

MLS games have long offered good value, with the cheapest tickets starting around the $35 mark for most games. At Inter Miami before this season, fans could buy a ticket anywhere in the ground for between $35 and $48, although the most expensive tickets rose upwards to $600 in category 2 and $3,000 in Category 3.

The problem is that, like with many events in the USA, MLS tickets can be affected by Ticketmaster's dynamic pricing structure. This will be familiar to Americans, but remains unfamiliar to Europeans. In essence, it means that ticket prices increase in line with demand. As a result, Inter Miami tickets are now starting at several hundred dollars a pop. Similar prices can be found on Ticketmaster's reselling platform.

How much does it cost to watch Inter Miami and Lionel Messi?

It's difficult, therefore, to give an accurate prediction of how much a ticket to watch Messi play will cost, but don't expect to find anything for the old $35 price. The cheapest we can find for the next few weeks is $232 in the standing section.

The arrival of Lionel Messi means Inter Miami tickets are now hard to get on the cheap
Photo by Icon Sport

How to get a cheap Inter Miami ticket

Fortunately, tickets for the full MLS season have not gone on sale so there remains a chance to get in there early and benefit from the discount that comes with buying early. Tickets are only going on sale a few weeks before matches, so make sure you keep an eye on the official Inter Miami club channels and website to hear about ticket sale periods.

You'll then have to act quickly and buy off the Inter Miami website and look for a ticket in the general admission safe standing section, where you'll find the cheapest deals.

Our final tip would be to target a mid-week game. Demand is slightly lower for these, and so prices are as a result. You will, of course, have to weigh up whether it'll be cheaper overall with the potential need for accommodation and transport nearby. These mid-week games will generally kick off at 8pm.

Do I need to be an Inter Miami member to buy a ticket?

No. All fans can buy through Ticketmaster without a club-specific membership.

How to watch Inter Miami on TV

Apple TV is your fix for Major League Soccer games on TV. You can buy an MLS season pass for $12.99 per month as an Apple TV+ subscriber or $79 per season. Non-Apple TV+ subscribers will have to pay $14.99 per month or $99 per season.

Highlights, however, are available for free on Apple TV.

Who are the other new signings for Inter Miami?

Lionel Messi was not the only star signing for the club. Messi's former Barcelona teammates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba signed alongside him.

Inter Miami fixtures

Last updated: 18 September 2023 | All fixtures given in UK time/dates

  • Thursday 21 September | Inter Miami CF 00:30 Toronto
  • Monday 25 September | Orlando City 00:30 Inter Miami CF
  • Thursday 28 September | Inter Miami CF 01:30 Houston Dynamo
  • Sunday 1 October | Inter Miami 00:30 New York City FC
  • Thursday 5 October | Chicago Fire 01:30 Inter Miami CF
  • Sunday 8 October | Inter Miami CF 00:30 FC Cincinnati
  • Thursday 19 October | Inter Miami CF 01:00 Charlotte FC
  • Saturday 21 October | Charlotte FC 21:00 Inter Miami CF

Harry Robinson

A freelance writer and broadcaster, Harry has worked for or featured in/on Manchester United, FourFourTwo, The Independent, The Manchester Mill, UEFA, United We Stand and many others. He's the author of The Men Who Made Manchester United and hosts the Manchester United Weekly Podcast and United Through Time. A Stretford End season ticket holder, Harry travels around Europe to watch his team.

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