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Messi brought Apple a record income. How the Argentinian helped Inter win a billion

Date: July 18, 2024 Time: 14:03:25

Lionel Messi joined Inter from Miami about two weeks ago, but this was enough to start a real soccer boom in the United States. Fans buy tickets to the team’s matches literally in a matter of minutes from the moment they appear on the sites. Even Hollywood stars line up to see the legendary striker live. In addition to all this, Leo has become a real gold mine for his new club.

disgraced apple

Last year, the streaming platform Apple TV+ signed a 10-year, $2.5 billion deal to exclusively broadcast MLS American League games. In-app purchases are offered for $14.99 per month and $99 per season.

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The management of the company hoped that this association would be justified in the next season, but in reality things were not so rosy. After the first year, Apple bosses were very concerned about the number of season pass subscriptions. The company met only 40% of its original forecast.

However, the concern did not leave the league. After a thorough analysis of the situation and a meeting with the shareholders of the clubs, it was decided to continue the cooperation. Many puzzled as to what exactly convinced the heads of the corporation. But David Beckham was one of the few who knew for sure.

let the savior come

The legendary footballer in the past, and now the owner of Inter Miami, was already in the process of negotiating the transfer of Leo Messi. And after the Argentine gave his consent, Apple was able to see the coveted numbers. While fans outside of the US weren’t immediately interested in purchasing an MLS subscription, now fans around the world want to see the superstar in Miami.

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The billionaire and co-owner of Inter Jorge Mas has already given a rather optimistic forecast that the increase in the number of subscriptions could reach 2 million in 18 months: “There is no other player in this country who can have such a global influence as Leo “. Messi”.

nice move

As we have already noted, Messi’s move to Miami caused an unprecedented stir among the local public, some of whom had not even suspected that there was a soccer team in their city. But other clubs also decided to make a scandal and earn money from Leo’s matches. The most expensive tickets for an early October game in Los Angeles cost $500. League clubs Charlotte and Atlanta United have already decided to open the upper levels of their 30,000-seat stadiums so they can fill up for games against the “Inter”.

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Inter, for its part, decided to take a bold step and is already in full talks with the local NFL club, the Dolphins, to play their home games at their Hard Rock Stadium, which has a capacity for 63.3 thousand people. .

Messi in the squad: a billion in his pocket

Construction will also begin soon on the new Inter Miami Freedom Park stadium, which will hold about 35,000 fans, while the current stadium only seats 18,000. According to Beckham, the costs of the project have increased by almost 40% compared to the previous one. original budget of one billion dollars. However, the Argentine has attracted two important sponsors, a contract with which he will soon sign.

In the end, it is worth adding that Messi can lead his team to a unique achievement for American football. According to various sources, the value of the club next year could amount to $1.5 billion, which is almost three times the current $585 million. No other MLS club has reached such a mark.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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