Doug Roberson of the AJC reports that Atlanta United have sold more than 27,000 season tickets to date. That’s a 5,000 ticket increase from the initial update given in August of last year.
Club President Darren Eales told Roberson that several events within the club’s formation have caused spikes in ticket sales such as the hiring of Tata Martino as manager and the release of the MLS schedule earlier this month.
He also says that a cap could be put on season tickets at 30,000:
Eales said they will likely cap season tickets at 30,000 and that decision will be made within the next two weeks. Those who wish to purchase after the cap is reached will be offered partial season ticket, or game packages.
If you’re thinking about making the plunge and purchasing them, it sounds like you better act fast before it’s too late.
Eales also says that he expects even more sales to happen soon as history tells him the lead up to the season can be a huge momentum builder for fans.
“If you look at history of every club, there is a five-week run up to the first game,” Eales said. “The exciting thing for us is how high can the bar can be? We still have 5 1/2 weeks, still have player announcements, the second kit launch…”
Atlanta United will begin the MLS season playing their home matches at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium. They will move into the permanent home of Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 30th. It’s expected that the capacity for most soccer matches in the new stadium will be approximately 40,000.