Miami soccer fans gathered for vintage jerseys (includes video story)

Today, Floridians got closer to embracing Miami’s soccer culture boom. Over the weekend, hundreds of people had a chance to grab rare vintage soccer jerseys and join in on the soccer revolution in Miami.

Tiffozi Vintage Futbol, one of the largest Florida-based resellers of vintage soccer jerseys opened a limited-time pop-up shop in the heart of Midtown Miami, selling over a thousand eye-popping jerseys that excite soccer fans and fashion enthusiasts alike.

Jimmy Ruiz, founder and owner of Tiffozi Vintage Futbol, said it all started when he saw an opportunity to turn his passion for collecting into a full-on business. Ruiz said that the subculture is booming and, with Messi’s move to Miami, demand will only grow.

“I can see between both pop-ups that this one came to be a lot more popular than the first one,” said Ruiz. “The first one was very, very good but this one just completely took off, and I think the fact that Messi coming here plays a big part.”

Tiffozi Vintage is finished up in Miami for now and has plans to return before the end of the year, but you can still get your retro jerseys anytime at their online shop at Keep a lookout for more pop-ups in New York and Houston.

Yam Hunter Preisler is a senior at Florida International University majoring in broadcast journalism. He is passionate about reporting on medical advancements. Yam is currently working as a freelance video editor.