Next year, in February, soccer fans in Hong Kong will have the opportunity to see the famous player Lionel Messi (2023 Ballon d’Or award winner) in action. This will happen when David Beckham’s Inter Miami plays against the Hong Kong team. The match everyone is looking forward to is scheduled for February 4 at the Hong Kong Stadium.
While they’re in town, the team plans to have an open training session, and half of the tickets for this event will be set aside for community outreach. It’s important to note that this tour is the team’s first venture into international play.
Big Plans for Inter Miami in Hong Kong
David Beckham, who is both the co-owner and president of the American club, finalized the agreement to bring the team to Hong Kong during his visit to the city last week.
As for Messi, often considered one of the greatest soccer players ever, his last visit to Hong Kong was in 2014 when Argentina faced off against the local national team.
The captain of Argentina, Lionel Messi, achieved all the major soccer honors by guiding his country to win the World Cup last year. Following that success, his U.S. club also secured the Leagues Cup in August. Joining Messi in the all-star lineup are teammates Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets.
Luxury and lifestyle media company Tatler Asia will be hosting Inter Miami in Hong Kong as part of a 3-year agreement with the team. There are ambitious plans to organize a sports and lifestyle event that can compete with the excitement of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix.
Michel Lamunière Discusses and Ticket Details
Michel Lamunière, the Chairman of Tatler Asia, informed that approximately 80,000 spectators will have the opportunity to watch the game between the open training session and the exhibition match. He anticipates that around 50% of the audience will be from Hong Kong, 30% from mainland China, and the remaining 20% from other parts of Asia.
Lamunière anticipates that the event will provide a positive impact on Hong Kong’s economy.
“This isn’t just a soccer match; we envision it becoming comparable to the Formula One event in Singapore but happening in Hong Kong.”
He further explained, “Besides the football game, there will be various celebrations throughout the city, including food and beverage festivals, music, and retail activities.” Additionally, he mentioned that Hong Kong’s party district, Lan Kwai Fong, will be adorned in pink to align with the team’s colors.
Starting from December 15, tickets for the exhibition match will be available, ranging from $880 to $4,880 Hong Kong dollars (approximately $112 to $624). Exclusively, these tickets will be sold through the Hong Kong-based e-commerce travel app, Klook.
Next February, soccer fans in Hong Kong can see Lionel Messi play for David Beckham’s Inter Miami against the local team at the Hong Kong Stadium. This event, part of the team’s first international tour, includes community outreach, festivities, and economic impact, aiming to rival the Formula One excitement. Tickets, ranging from $880 to $4,880, go on sale exclusively on Klook starting December 15.