Inter Miami has confirmed one of the biggest transfers of all time as Lionel Messi prepares for his official debut on Saturday, July 21.
The 36-year-old announced back on June 7 that he would be leaving PSG at the end of his contract in the French capital to move to the United States. This is the first time Messi has played for a club outside Europe in his professional career.
Messi achieved World Cup glory with Argentina at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and then completed his contract with French club PSG, where he was unable to deliver the coveted Champions League title.
Lionel Messi has hoosing Inter Miami and Major League Soccer despite interest from Al Hilal and Barcelona When his contract expired on June 30. Inter officially confirmed the transfer on July 15.
Footemxtra looks at how to watch Messi’s Inter Miami debut againts cruz azul.
How Excited for Lionel Messi’s Debut at Inter Miami.
‘The Messi Debut’, as an Inter Miami player, will take place on Sunday, July 22 against cruz azul in Round 1 of League cup.
A press release from Inter Miami states that the event will include ‘exciting entertainment, on-field speeches and more.’
Messi’s Debut Match will take place at Inter Miami’s DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale at 5:30 am local time. Here’s how it translates to major regions around the world:
Where to watch Lionel Messi’s Debut for Inter Miami vs Cruz Azul
According to some reports Lionel Messi debut for Inter Miami will be available for fans to watch on the MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.
Tickets for Lionel Messi’s Debut
The cost will be $712 per ticket for messi first home match with inter miami at DRV PNK Stadium on july 21.According to Ticketsmarter, Ticket prices for the upcoming Inter Miami match range from $291 to $6,850. The average ticket price is slightly down from last week, when it was $878.
The club’s official website lists the capacity of the DRV PNK Stadium at 19,100 although the club has added stands to one end of the stadium.
The DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale is the temporary home for Inter Miami as they build a new 25,000-seat, privately funded city center called Miami Freedom Park.
The expected inauguration date for the new stadium around Miami International Airport is some point during the 2025 season, which will be Messi’s last with the club unless he exercises a one-year option to extend his contract until the end of 2026.