Is Major League Soccer’s biggest money-grab friendly coming to the South?
According to a report from the AJC’s Doug Roberson, Atlanta is one of five cities being considered as a host city for the next two MLS All-Star Games. The report states that Orlando, Minnesota, Washington D.C., and LA are among the other sites being considered. All five have or will have brand new stadiums by 2019.
This season, Chicago’s Soldier Field was the venue for Real Madrid’s penalty kick victory over the MLS All-Stars. Future opponents for the two game have no been revealed as of yet.
Considering the scale of the All-Star Game, you have to think Atlanta and it’s massive new Mercedes-Benz Stadium has a good chance of winning one of the games, just like they have a good shot at getting a World Cup game if CONCACAF’s bid is accepted.
With the first-ever game taking place in the stadium this weekend, all eyes will be on Atlanta to see how it goes. You can be assured that MLS Commissioner Don Garber will be watching.