Atlanta United FC sends soccer fans on a scavenger hunt Friday


Atlanta United FC sends soccer fans on a scavenger hunt Friday

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Branden Camp
A fan holds a scarf during a party at which Atlanta United FC was announced as the name of an MLS soccer expansion team, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Atlanta. The team is scheduled to begin to play in 2017 at the city's new retractable-roof stadium. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)

Another Perk

Lucky enough to find a flag?  Post a picture, and Atlanta United FC will throw in a flag stand.

Post the pic on social media with the hashtag #FlagFriday.  For more information on the flag search, visit the website.

Atlanta's major league soccer team will make one fortunate soccer fan feel like Charlie at the Chocolate Factory Friday.

At 8 a.m. Friday, officials for Atlanta United FC, which does not play its first game until next year, have invited soccer lovers to search for more than 1,000 Atlanta United flags that will be hung and hidden at a dozen places across Atlanta Friday. Getting the free MLS team swag is a plus, but here's the big catch:

"One flag will have a “Golden Ticket” attached that will give a lucky fan two tickets to a Copa America Centenario Semi-Final Match," the team's Facebook post reads. The semifinals take place next Tuesday.

The Facebook post, which has already been shared more than 300 times on Facebook, advises flag hunters to follow the team's Snapchat —ATLUTD — for hints on finding the tickets.

If you miss snagging a flag Friday, no worries. Atlanta United will choose one Atlanta neighborhood to host a flag giveaway every Friday this summer.  The flag locations will be posted on Atlanta United FC's social channels at 8 a.m. each Friday.

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