With Atlanta United FC's first kickoff a little more than a year away, the club has begun the process of selling season tickets. United announced price levels for tickets Thursday morning, confirming a range of $360 to $4,050 per seat.
"We're excited to offer our founding members the opportunity to be a part of our club from the start," club president Darren Eales said in a prepared statement. "Match-day at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be an incredible soccer experience and great value for our supporters."
The prices work out to $20 to $60 per game for packages that don't include food, and 18 MLS home contests will take place at Mercedes Benz Stadium in 2017. An infographic on United's new ticket site breaks down the pricing. The site lists benefits that come with season tickets, including savings vs. single-game tickets, retail discounts, "VIP status," and exclusive offers.
Orlando City SC and New York City FC were the latest clubs to join MLS, making their league debuts in 2015. Both charged lower prices for supporters' section tickets in their inaugural seasons: $320 and $306, respectively. United's tickets look like much more of a deal when compared to Seattle Sounders SC. Sounders tickets are the most desirable in the league, and the club is charging $484.50 for a supporters' section seat this season.
Members of Atlanta United's Founders' Club will receive priority seating for the 2017 season, plus savings on annual ticket memberships. The club will begin contacting members this Monday "to start the season ticket conversion process." Memberships are still available.
Shortly after United announced its pricing plan, the club sent an email to Founders' Club members. Officials expect all members to be contacted for ticket purchases by Aug. 1.
"We are excited to begin the Atlanta United ticket conversion process — and it begins with you, our Founding Members!" reads the email. "As a Founding Member, you will receive the first opportunity to access season tickets for the inaugural Atlanta United season. As an inaugural season ticket holder, you become an integral part of Atlanta United history and an official member of the Founder's Club."
In addition to releasing season ticket prices United premiered a new hype video on Thursday.