Atlanta United took some heat when they made the announcement about playing the first part of their inaugural schedule at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Yesterday, they started the process of giving something back to their fans to make it up to them.
No, Bobby Dodd Stadium is not and cannot be what the Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be. However, it does give the team a chance to play home games earlier and continue the strong momentum the club has built since it launched in April 2014.
I really appreciate the consideration @ATLUTD took with fans' concerns. I think it's more than fair what they have come up with #Class— 2017 yet? (@jjalvarado7) November 3, 2016
I'm not stoked about attending games at Bobby Dodd stadium, but I'm very happy with the measures taken by @ATLUTD to make STHs happy. #AUFC— Trent'Frank'Pearson (@TrentPearson26) November 3, 2016
The reaction has been generally positive to the benefits the club is giving its season ticket holders as a “make-good” on the deal. Some estimates have the club spending upwards of $2 million to play at Bobby Dodd Stadium in addition to these benefits being offered. It’s a significant expenditure for the club.
If the team on the field can match the investment off the field, look out MLS...
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