Floyd Mayweather and Ken Griffey Jr. were among the celebrities spotted in the crowd at DRV PNK Stadium on Wednesday night.’On Wednesday night, notable fans of Lionel Messi and Inter Miami included boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and former MLB star Ken Griffey Jr.
Mayweather was spotted in the audience, and Griffey was working as an official photographer for the event.
Superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and MLB Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. were reportedly spotted at DRV PNK Stadium before Wednesday night’s game, according to the official MLS social media channel on X, formerly Twitter.
The celebrity athletes spotted on Wednesday night are part of a growing trend of famous people attending events to cheer on the star athlete in question. Since his entrance to MLS in July, the GOAT has attracted athletes, musicians, actresses, and more.
On Wednesday night, the Argentine will try to put on a show for the fans when Inter Miami hosts Nashville SC in league play.
‘It’s blown me away’: Even USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter has Messi Mania
The U.S. me𝚗’s squad has been swept up in the Messi craze.
On Wednesday, coach Gregg Berhalter remarked how “blown away” he had been by Lionel Messi’s effect since the Argentine star’s arrival in Major League Soccer. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner and World Cup champion signed with Inter Miami in July, despite interest from major teams and Saudi Arabia, and has since attracted sellout audiences to every game he has played.
Inter Miami’s ownership group—which includes the Mas brothers and David Beckham—deserves praise for their contributions to Major League Soccer. Berhalter, who coached the Columbus Crew for five years before being named USMNT manager, noted that the arrival of a player like Lionel Messi “totally breaks the mold” of what MLS can be.However, Messi’s presence has done more than merely raise the league’s profile. Inter Miami is no longer at the bottom of the Eastern Conference after going 9-0 since Messi’s arrival on July 21. On August 19, Inter Miami defeated Nashville SC in a penalty shootout to claim the Leagues Cup.Messi has tallied 11 goals and two assists in nine games. He was successful in recruiting former Barcelona teammates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba to play for Inter Miami.
Overall, Lionel Messi’s impact has “blown me away,” Berhalter added. What it means for the team as a whole when you include Busquets and Alba. That has been a fascinating show to observe.