You may have heard that Atlanta United are moving down the street to their new stadium after a few months at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The Five Stripes fans certainly heard about the move and have helped Mercedes-Benz Stadium sell out for it’s first ever MLS game as Atlanta host FC Dallas.
The club announced the game was sold out on Monday, a whole month before the game is scheduled to be played. The announcement won’t come as a surprise to Atlanta fans, who sold out every home game at Bobby Dodd Stadium and will aim to carry that electric atmosphere to their new home.
Atlanta currently lead Major League Soccer in attendance with approximately 46,318 fans in attendance per home game. That number will decrease in the first two home games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium due to the upper decks of the stadium being closed off for the opener.
All 70,000 seats are expected to be available for the first time against Orlando City on September 16th, which could set various MLS records if Atlanta fans continue to show up in masses as many expect.
Eight of Atlanta’s final ten games will be played at the new stadium and that doesn’t including potential playoff games.
It really is difficult to put into words just how breathtaking the stadium is.