We have a deal! The Marietta City Council officially approved Atlanta United's training facility and team headquarters development plan on Wednesday night when they unanimously voted for the deal. The future home of the club's academy will be built in Franklin Road Corridor on a 30-acre piece of land between Interstate 75 and Franklin Road.
"We're excited that the site plans for the training ground were approved today," said Atlanta United president Darren Eales. "We are looking forward to building what will be a top-flight training facility for our academy and first team players, and a source of pride for our supporters and the Marietta community."
All that's left now to agree upon is the formality of the design structure plans. After that, shovels will enter dirt and the much talked about facility will finally be erected.
The project will not only be the home to the club's HQ, academy, and where the first team trains, but it'll also host regional youth tournaments. It's expected that the club will pour around $50 million into the project in an attempt to help revitalize the surrounding area.