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Atlanta United opening Mercedes-Benz Stadium to full capacity for six games in 2019

Atlanta increase the number of games at full capacity from 4 to 6 in 2019

MLS: MLS Cup-Portland Timbers vs Atlanta United FC Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Five Stripes, y’all continue to show up and the team will continue to listen. Atlanta United will expand the Benz six times this year (after opening it up to max capacity five times last season) meaning that they will open up the third level seating and go for a capacity of 70,000+ against:

March 10 vs. F.C. Cincinnati

May 12 vs. Orlando City

June 1 vs. Chicago Fire

July 7 vs. New York Red Bulls

August 3 vs. LA Galaxy

September 14 vs. Columbus Crew

Atlanta will be looking to break the MLS total attendance and season average records for the third straight season. The club may also look to shoot for 73,000 in a regular season match, something that was only eclipsed by Atlanta in MLS Cup 2018.

On a more subtle note, the club will likely move up the world’s average attendance ranking and possibly help boost MLS’s average attendance up to 6th, above Serie A. This, of course is if Mercedes-Benz Stadium continues to sell out at the same rate it has so far... but we don’t have any concerns about that.