Atlanta United FC sold and distributed more than one million tickets during this season and broke a new MLS playoff record with an attendance of 70,526 during yesterday’s game.
Following Sunday’s game, the number of tickets sold at all home games at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium totaled 1,012,571 – making Atlanta the first MLS team to pass the one million mark. This year’s MLS playoff game attendance also rose significantly; yesterday’s attendance rose from last year’s 66,221 during Atlanta’s game against Columbus on October 26, 2017.
This season, Atlanta United averaged 53,002 people per match. During each game except for five, the 300 level of the stadium was blocked off, and when the capacity was open, single-game attendance records fell. This is the team’s second year since joining the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer in 2017.
Atlanta United defeated NYCFC yesterday 3-1, meaning the team will now face the New York Red Bulls during the first leg of the conference finals on November 25 at 5 p.m and once again on November 29 at 7 p.m. While Atlanta has played the Red Bulls four times throughout the past two years, they’ve never defeated New York thus far.