This afternoon, Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank spoke to the Atlanta Press Club about the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Falcons, and United.
Blank stressed that Atlanta United “couldn’t be in a better place.” The club has over 31,000 season ticket deposits, which is a best ever mark for Major League Soccer. He accentuated the international nature of the club’s signings so far to the assembled audience.
Soccer fans rejoice - the new @ATLUnited_FC has recruited awesome players & is hiring a coach now #APCBlank— Stacy Sutton (@stacysutt) August 17, 2016
He also said that the club is looking at several coaching candidates with a hire forthcoming this summer or early fall.
Blank stressed that he is still committed to the June 2017 opening date for Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Arthur Blank "We're holding to our June 2017 completion of @MBUSA Stadium." #APCBlank pic.twitter.com/iGieDVY7u0— All Things WSB-TV (@AllThingsWSB) August 17, 2016
During the luncheon at the Commerce Club, Blank also discussed other topics related to his career and what he values for the Falcons and United.
Couldn't agree more with this statement by Arthur Blank: "Do things for the right reasons and the numbers will work out." #APCBlank— Georgia Crafted (@GeorgiaCrafted) August 17, 2016
Arthur Blank:"If you have good leadership you have a chance to win championships. If you don't, you don't have a chance." #APCBlank #Falcons— Tyler Pearson (@ATLMediaGuy) August 17, 2016
Another topic was his commitment to the Westside neighborhoods near Mercedes-Benz Stadium. He reiterated that his foundation will have a 20 year commitment to the Vine City and English Avenue communities.
"The move you give, the more you get," Arthur Blank tells luncheon crowd. #APCBlank— Atlanta Press Club (@atlpressclub) August 17, 2016