Recently, Atlanta debuted in the Major soccer league MLS having a record turnout against New York Red Bulls.
Atlanta debut has record turnout – Even if the Atlanta team was founded in 2014 the club was accepted in the MLS starting from the 2017 season. Their first match was played at the new Bobby Dodd stadium where 55,297 fans watched the big clash against New York Red Bulls. The stadium was completely sold-out and Atlanta collected its first record in the professional league being the 5th club in the world that attracted the biggest crowd over the weekend. In this special ranking, Atlanta sits behind Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Chelsea, and Manchester United which performed better.
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Atlanta debut has record turnout
The match between Atlanta and the New York Red Bulls was the most attended match in MLS history. Orlando City-New York City FC sits in the second place with 25,527 spectators at the stadium.
It is interesting to know that Atlanta was taken into consideration as a possible home to an MLS franchise from the beginning of the new phase of expansion of the league (2008), but its multiple applications had been hampered by the absence of a suitable facility in which to play their home games. In 2012 the issue of the stadium was overcome with the proposal of Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons’ football team, to associate its application to the construction of a new stadium useful for the home games of both clubs, the Falcons and the Atlanta soccer team.
The coach chosen to lead Atlanta in its first MLS season is the Argentine Gerardo Martino, the former coach of Barcelona and of the Argentina national team.