Lionel Messi is Coming to Vancouver to Face the Whitecaps

Lionel Messi, Photo: Inter Miami CF

Get ready for Messi! It’s official. He’s coming to town. The Vancouver Whitecaps FC (VWFC) announced their 2024 Major League Soccer (MLS) season schedule and for the first time ever, the Lionel Messi-led Inter Miami CF soccer team will play a long overdue match at BC Place to square off against the Caps next spring on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

Image: Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Vancouver vs. Miami

For those not familiar with international soccer, or “European football,” Messi is a really big deal. The reigning World Cup champion Argentine professional footballer and global superstar is widely regarded as one of the all-time greatest athletes in the entire history of the sport.

It’s a safe bet all 54,500 seats at BC Place will sell out and be filled for the first time for a Whitecaps match to witness Messi’s Vancouver on-field debut next year.

Photo: Bob Frid/Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Big Events in 2024

Messi’s highly-anticipated arrival is just one of many huge, hot ticket events coming to Vancouver in 2024 at BC Place.

111th Grey Cup – June 4

The 2024 edition of the annual Canadian Football League (CFL) championship game will be hosted by the BC Lions in Vancouver next summer.

The Rolling Stones: Hackney Diamonds ’24 – July 5

The ageless rockers return to Vancouver for their first concert in town since 2006. They were previously scheduled to visit in May 2020 but had to cancel due to the pandemic.

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour – Dec. 6, 7 & 8

The world’s biggest pop star continues her global concert tour with a three-night stop here. Swifties prepare accordingly.

Lionel Messi, Photo: Inter Miami CF

Vancouver will be the place to be next year! For those looking to visit next year for one of these high-profile events, be sure to not only secure tickets but also book your accommodations and plan any other activities while staying here as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Our city will undoubtedly be buzzing all year long when the likes of Messi, Swift, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards all visiting soon.

Single-match Whitecaps tickets will go on sale in the new year, with season members receiving priority pre-sale access. To secure your tickets, visit the Whitecaps’ website or Ticketmaster.

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