Saturday’s night match between Real Madrid and Barcelona in Miami has been sold out.
It is the first time in over 35 years, that the El Clasico will be played on foreign soil. It’s also the first encounter between the two sides in the US.
TV network, ESPN, have moved a crew of 25 reporters and presenters to South Florida, to help produce wall-to-wall coverage.
The tickets on the black market are now costing upwards of $900 (770 euros) each and football supporters from Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Honduras are expected to descend on the recently renovated home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.
Travel companies have also been offering special ‘El Clasico packages’ with prices, including stadium tickets and hotel stays in luxurious South Beach properties, starting from $750 per night.