Herons season-ticket holders experience sticker shock
Increased demand inflates prices, right? But what about Inter Miami season ticket owners who have arguably overpaid for their seats during three years of Herons’ mediocre on-field product? Shouldn’t their loyalty be rewarded now that Messi & Friends are with the club?
Most season ticket prices have roughly doubled, according to The Miami Herald’s Michelle Kaufman, even for renewing ticket holders.
"If existing season ticket holders can’t afford to renew, Inter Miami know someone will take their place and pay the new higher price because Messi is there now. A pretty rubbish thing to do to existing fans."- IMCF fan James Nalton from Miami Herald
The State of Florida caps how much property taxes can be increased each season, protecting people who have owned homes longer. We realize the state is not a commercial enterprise, but limiting price increases to reward loyalty would help Inter Miami cultivate a stronger bond between supporters and the club. Instead, the Herons’ brain trust chose to treat season ticket owners as consumers and their seats as commodities — which, of course, they are, but it feels like the club is missing an opportunity.