Atlanta United announced today that their first ever MLS match against the New York Red Bulls at Bobby Dodd Stadium has sold out. Official capacity for Georgia Tech’s football field and the MLS expansion franchise’s temporary home is listed at 55,000. You can expect every seat to be filled to witness this momentous occasion in the city’s soccer history.
The club announced last week that 30,000 season tickets have been sold, making them one of the league’s leaders in that category already. Interest in Atlanta United has steadily climbed for the last three years, culminating with this season opener that will be attended by 55,000 lucky fans.
Atlanta are in a unique position this season to have two home openers. After this historic night against the Red Bulls, United will have another big moment against Orlando City on July 30th when their permanent home, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, is set to open.
Hopefully you’re one of the lucky ones to secure a ticket to Sunday night’s spectacle. There will be many more Atlanta United matches, but there’s only one first ever.