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Atlanta City Council very much here for Atlanta United, proclaims “Atlanta United Day”

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WE READY

December 3rd, 2018 officially became “Atlanta United FC Day” as the Atlanta City Council recognized the club and its fans in the lead up to the MLS Cup on Saturday.

Councilmember Andre Dickens, who’s clearly a big fan of the Five Stripes, introduced the proclamation, which reads in part:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED THAT WE, the members of the Atlanta City Council, on behalf of the citizens of Atlanta, do hereby proclaim this 3rd day of December 2018 as Atlanta United FC Day in the City of Atlanta. We join you in celebrating another successful season and unite with you in conquering the MLS Cup Championship Game.

The Council Chambers were a lot more packed than usual, with members of The Faction, Footie Mob, Resurgens, and Terminus Legion supporters’ groups all gathered together in the audience.

Things also got a lot rowdier than usual. Footie Mob led the crowd, including all the members of the Council, in not-that-bad renditions of the “We Ready” and “We Are the A” chants.

Atlanta players Mikey Ambrose and Romario Williams were on hand to celebrate.

“On behalf of Atlanta United, we just want to say thank you,” said Ambrose. “Thank you to the Atlanta City Council and all the fans, all the supporters’ groups. We’re super excited for this game, it’s going to be a lot of fun, and it’s all because of you all. Thank y’all so much.”

“It is an honor, on behalf of all the members of the Atlanta City Council, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, everybody here at the City of Atlanta, it is an honor for us to have such a great team, a great atmosphere, it’s like none other,” said Dickens. “We know that you’re on your road to a championship on Saturday. We’re going to take home the championship.

“On the field, their performance is spectacular. And in stands, there are no other fans like these fans.”

Check out the full text of the resolution below:

In Recognition of Atlanta United FC, 2018 Eastern Conference Champions

WHEREAS, The Atlanta City Council is thrilled to recognize Atlanta United FC as the 2018 MLS Eastern Conference Champions and show its support as the team advances to the 2018 MLS Cup; and

WHEREAS, After joining Major League Soccer in 2017, the club broke multiple records in its inaugural season while making its way to the playoffs. Atlanta United FC continues to set records, including season ticket sales, single-game, single-season average and total home attendance; and

WHEREAS, Represented by five vertical red and black stripes that symbolize the club’s five pillars of character-united, excellence, community, determination, and innovation-Atlanta United is committed to

exemplifying excellence and the spirit of the game; and

WHEREAS, With traditions such as the Golden Spike and an unrivaled Supporter’s Section, the Club has brought unmatched excitement and a distinctive culture to fans in the City of Atlanta; and

WHEREAS, Supporter Groups, The Faction, Footie Mob, Resurgence, and Terminus Legion, help make up the loudest, most creative and passionate fan base in MLS; and

WHEREAS, Atlanta United is more than just a team. It is the fans and the community. It is Atlanta. It is our club. We are Atlanta United FC!

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED THAT WE, the members of the Atlanta City Council, on behalf of the citizens of Atlanta, do hereby proclaim this 3rd day of December 2018 as Atlanta United FC Day in the City of Atlanta. We join you in celebrating another successful season and unite with you in conquering the MLS Cup Championship Game.