This afternoon Atlanta United announced that at least 70,426 tickets have been sold for the regular season closer against Toronto FC on October 22nd.
Well that didn’t take long...— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) October 5, 2017
Atlanta, you’ve broken the MLS attendance record, AGAIN pic.twitter.com/C5SD5Bbhea
That means the attendance record set on September 16th against Orlando City will have lasted a mere 36 days. Put another way, it was on the books 7,790 days less than the previous record. And if the Five Stripes get a home play-off game, who knows how long the new record will last.
As the club’s tweet implies, ticket sales are ongoing, so the final tally for this game is still unknown. However, sales to date mean that attendance for the season will be at least 817,956, for an average of 48,115. Atlanta United will be the first MLS team to top 800,000, and the season average will be almost 4,000 more than the previous record (44,247 for the Seattle Sounders in 2015).
What better way to cap off what has been an incredible inaugural season?