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Atlanta United announces 2021 preseason friendlies against local competition

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Atlanta United will stay in the area for four preseason games ahead of the Concacaf Champions League opener.

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Atlanta United announced its preseason opponents today, which will include three games at the team’s training ground against fellow southeastern clubs, and day trip to Birmingham to take on the Legion — similar to last year.

Whether any of these matches will be streamed or broadcast is yet to be determined, so stay tuned for news on that.

Atlanta United 2021 Preseason Schedule

Date Opponent Media Public Location
Date Opponent Media Public Location
Mar 13 Tormenta FC CLOSED CLOSED Marietta, Ga.
Mar 20 Charleston Battery CLOSED CLOSED Marietta, Ga.
Mar 24 Chattanooga FC CLOSED CLOSED Marietta, Ga.
Mar 28 Birmingham Legion FC OPEN LIMITED Birmingham, Ala.

From the release:

Atlanta United today announced the club’s 2021 preseason plans ahead of its season opener on April 6 against LD Alajuelense in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League. The MLS Regular Season is scheduled to start on April 17 with the full schedule to be released later by the league.

Atlanta United began its training camp Wednesday, Feb. 24, and will continue to train at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground in Marietta. The team will stay in Atlanta for the duration of its preseason and is scheduled to play four preseason friendlies, beginning with South Georgia Tormenta FC on Saturday, March 13. Atlanta will then play Charleston Battery on Saturday, March 20 and Chattanooga FC on Wednesday, March 24. All three matches will be played at the club’s training ground; however, due to health restrictions in place at the facility resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the matches will not be open to the public.

Finally, the team will travel to Birmingham, Alabama to play Birmingham Legion FC on Sunday, March 28 at BBVA Field. Stadium capacity will be limited, so fans interested in tickets are encouraged to fill out this form and Legion FC’s ticket office will be in contact in the coming weeks.