In news that should surprise no one, Atlanta United has once again set an MLS attendance record. During Sunday’s conference semifinal clash against NYCFC, 70,526 fans filled Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the largest crowd in MLS playoff history. Breaking a record they already held, Sunday’s total surpassed the playoff record set against Columbus in last season’s knockout round.
With the 70,526 supporters that cheered and chanted the Five Stripes to a 3-1 victory on Sunday, Atlanta United totaled 1,012,571 fans for the 2018 season and became the first MLS team to surpass the 1 million mark. This unprecedented total includes the attendance from every home match of the MLS regular season, today’s playoff game, and the U.S. Open Cup match in June.
Atlanta United will need another 70,000+ to show up loud and proud as they move on to face either New York Red Bulls or Columbus Crew in the conference final. The next home game will be either November 25th against NYRB or November 29th against Columbus.