D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid starred in his side’s 3-1 win over Atlanta United last weekend. After praising Atlanta United in his post-game interview on Sunday, the 26-year old took to Twitter on Wednesday to share his opinion on Atlanta’s stadium situation.
Hamid seemed to enjoy playing at Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta United’s temporary home, tweeting the hashtag “#KeepATLUnitedatBobbyDodd”, while showing his support for a grass field rather than turf with “#GrassTrumpsTurf”.
Hamid’s tweet doesn’t come as a surprise as Atlanta United’s home crowds have been nothing short of impressive, creating one of the top atmospheres in Major League Soccer in the process.
Bobby Dodd Stadium will continue to host Atlanta United home games until September 9th, when FC Dallas come to town in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium opener. While Atlanta United fans will undoubtedly carry the party to their new stadium in September, the players will have to adapt to turf rather than the slick grass surface at Bobby Dodd.
Hamid won’t get to experience Atlanta’s new stadium this season, and he’ll be glad he won’t have to play on it’s new turf, but his hot take on the situation makes for an interesting debate.