FT: With Messi Arrival, Miami Confirmed As Most Important US City In Sports

The arrival of Lionel Messi has “confirmed” Miami as the most important U.S. city in sports, the FT says.

Messi’s arrival in Miami joins a long list of recent milestones.

Last year, Miami became a part of the Formula 1 circuit, with newly built facilities at Hard Rock Stadium.

In recent months, the Miami Heat and Florida Panthers both made it to the finals.

The article noted how finance and tech companies have been flocking to the area, bringing an influx of new residents and money.

Miami Heat management has been unable to keep up with demand for premium seats at the Kaseya Center, a marketing officer for the team told the paper.

 

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El Tucan
2 months ago

Miami is the most important U.S. city. Period

Anonymous
2 months ago

Delusion at its peak. It is awesome that miami is advancing so much. But we are far away from being the most important city in the USA. Maybe one day. But not quite yet.

...
2 months ago

To be fair article is talking about Sports. Not city

Anonymous
2 months ago

To be fair, Miami’s rivals and states they are located in are run by lunatics.

Westy
2 months ago

Want to see government lunatics? Come out to San Francisco.

Anonymous
2 months ago

What exactly would you call DeSantis if not a complete lunatic?!

SMS
2 months ago

Miami has the potential to become a top city. For those who already live here, it’s undoubtedly already the best city to live and work in. True, there are some milestones, like Riverwalk, a world-class library, and fully connected pedestrian experiences, that we haven’t achieved yet. However, this presents a great opportunity for Miami to surpass any other city in the Americas. By focusing on these goals, adding more monuments, and keeping our public spaces clean, we can lead Miami forward!

Anonymous
2 months ago

Said no one ever.

Anonymous
2 months ago

^^That guy above said it. He’s a tool for saying it though.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Missing: a world-class library, tunnel to replace the Brickell bridge, upgraded and expanded metromover, fully connected riverwalk just to start…

Anonymous
2 months ago

oh boohoo! jeez crybaby Miami is great without that fluff

Anonymous
2 months ago

As if a decent library, one tunnel, extensions to your free beer can shortbus, and sidewalk along the river are going to be “game changers.”

Sven
2 months ago

Library?
People still use those?

Anonymous
2 months ago

These days, libraries are used as daycare centers and homeless shelters.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Don’t confuse desirability with importance.

someonethatknows
2 months ago

if you’re desirable… then you’re important

Anonimato
2 months ago

Really?! With the East-west people mover/monorail in the making for over 20 years now?! You got to be kidding!

Anonymous
2 months ago

yeah the free beercan shortbus is what Miami’s fate is riding upon 😝

Anonymous
2 months ago

I like Miami very much. I’ve lived most of my life here. But this statement is mostly wishful thinking I believe. Miami has its “encantos”. Many things make it an attractive city. But we are far away from being NYC, LA, Washington DC, Chicago in many ways. Perhaps these cities are plagued with violence and drugs even more than we are, but they are economically, politically, and culturally powerful… to a level we still have much work to do in order to reach.

J. M.
2 months ago

Why would we want to be Chicago though ?

SMS
2 months ago

We should invest in renovating public spaces, sustainable designs and landscaping, modern transit, education, and culture.

Sven
2 months ago

Who is we?
Are you not aware of what has been invested over the last 3 decades?

Anonymous
2 months ago

“we” is taxpayers and people other than himself.

Sven
2 months ago

The article is about being an important Sports City.

New York NFL teams play their games in New Jersey. They do not have an F1 stop etc. etc.
LA? They can’t keep an NFL team for more than a decade, they aren’t hosting many Bacardi Cup sailing events, Golf Tournaments, etc.

Washington DC? Wow. Maybe when they had the Redskins.

Thanks for the Spanish word of the day, but the rest of that most missed the point of the article.

Aurelius
2 months ago

Florida has more jobs now than NY (economics). Florida is gaining congressional seats while NY is losing them (political). Culture is subjective but the fact that people are leaving NY for Florida speaks volumes. Messi coming here confirms this.

Reality
2 months ago

We aren’t even top 5 by GDP or GDP per capita in the U.S yet….

Anonymous
2 months ago

Ticket prices are outta hand…

Anonymous
2 months ago

Marlins average attendance is around like 68 people.

Pride at the Park
2 months ago

It was packed on LGBTQ+ night.

Anonymous
2 months ago

when you need a gimmick like that to sell tickets……

Anonymous
2 months ago

With that logic, you could say the same thing about Tampa when Brady joined the Buccaneers. Also, the Hard Rock Stadium isn’t even in Miami proper, nor Florida Panthers even in Dade County.

KevinNash92
2 months ago

Tom Brady has cheating scandals, took massive pay cuts to stack his team around him, videotapes himself giving mouth-kisses to his children, and just from looking at his draft day photos you can tell he is an unholy cocktail of PEDs and plastic surgery. media-pushed fakegoat because he spent most of his career in boston- same media market ESPN is headquartered in. conveniently at the same time the rules of the game were completely altered to favour the QB position and neuter the running game/big hits/defence in general all to glorify the qb.

Brady is entirely irrelevant outside of the nfl bubble. He has 3mil twitter followers which sounds like a lot until you realise that Skip Bayless and Stephen A Smith (sports media pundits who never played any pro sport) both individually have more followers. Meanwhile Lionel Messi has 480,000,000 instagram followers and the saudis were offering him a 1.5 billion contract to play for them.

Sven
2 months ago

Rarely are football stadiums in the downtown of the cities they represent.

anon
2 months ago

brady is unknown in the global stage. messi is a huge deal.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Miami has made a lot of progress, but we are nowhere near being a major city. We need to get rid of the people, including the politicians

Improve Road Safety
2 months ago

Just the people who race their cars and terrorize people on the roadways. Not just a speeding one off incident, but organized displays of nuisance and danger. They should go to jail and lose their license.

Sven
2 months ago

WE NEED to do something to elevate the average and below average readers so that they may comprehend articles on TNM. More informed comments in the comments section would be a big plus.

Anonymous
2 months ago

Yes, one player of a niche sport in this country played children and foreigners, and Miami is suddenly the sports capital of the country. Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins are still a joke.

Anonymous
2 months ago

A niche sport?! It’s the most popular sport in the world. Niche sport is American football, which nobody in the world except largely uneducated gringos pay any attention to.

anon
2 months ago

the dolphins walked so the inter could run. the dolphin’s own downfall cemented miami as a true fĂștbol city, and now with messi, the possibilities are endless.