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.