Atlanta FC sets new MLS attendance record


MLS soccer side Atlanta United set a new attendance record on Sunday, March 11, when more than 72,000 fans witnessed the game against DC United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in the US state of Georgia.

The official figure for the crowd was 72,035 – the largest single game attendance on record in the MLS. This beat the previous record of 71,874 that had been set by Atlanta United last October against Toronto FC, which itself had stood for little more than a month since Atlanta had set a then-record attendance against Orlando City on September 16.

The dual-purpose Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opened in August last year, hosts NFL (National Football League) and MLS (Major League Soccer) matches and has a capacity of more than 70,000. Atlanta FC expects to limit crowds to the first two tiers only for the majority of soccer matches across the MLS season.

March 16, 2018

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