Atlanta United FC fan guide: Everything you need to know

Atlanta United scores early in the game against Chicago Fire FC Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Mercedez-Benz Stadium. (Daniel Varnado/For the Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Atlanta United FC soccer is in full swing! And whether you’re a longtime fan or just curious about the team, this is the ultimate guide to everything you need to know.

The city was awarded the Major League Soccer expansion team on April 16, 2014, and its inaugural season began in 2017. The team is owned by Arthur Blank, who is also owner and chairman of the Atlanta Falcons, and Gonzalo Pineda is Atlanta United’s manager.

After two years of preparation, the team kicked things off strong with a winning debut and 30,000 season tickets to Atlanta United FC games being sold.

For fans wanting to stay in the know throughout the season, we’ve culled all the top things to know about Atlanta United.

Read on for details on Atlanta United soccer tickets, directions and more.

Take notes on these five must-know facts to get the most fun out of Atlanta United’s inaugural season:

Where can I buy Atlanta United FC fan gear?

You can buy Atlanta United items – including primary and secondary kits (uniforms) from the inaugural season, T-shirts, headgear, scarves and more – at the Team Store at Atlantic Station, 230 18th St. NW, Suite 11100-A. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Falcons items are also available.

You can also buy gear at mlsstore.com.

How can I stay in the know?

Sign up to receive exclusive fan perks and news or chat with other Atlanta United fans on Atlanta United’s message boards. You can also follow the team on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Where do Atlanta United FC matches take place?

Atlanta United plays at the impressive Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

If you’re not heading out to watch Atlanta United in person, you can cheer on the club from home. Matches that aren’t nationally televised will be available on FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast, which are available in the Atlanta area on AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV and DISH Network. Check the channel guide for your cable or satellite carrier.

Where can I eat near Mercedes-Benz Stadium?

If you’d like to grab a bite to eat before or after the match, there are many restaurants around Bobby Dodd and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria

Max’s has a variety of pasta dishes, Italian sandwiches, wings and desserts, but the star is the pizza. It’s cooked over a coal-burning oven to create a unique taste and texture.

Location: 300 Marietta St NW.; Website: maxsatl.com; Contact: 404-974-2941.

Der Biergarten

Choose one of the 18 German beers available on draft and enjoy a classic German dish such as wiener schnitzel (lightly breaded veal), schweinshaxe (rotisserie pork shank and sauerkraut) or sauerbraten (braised rump roast of beef).

Location: 300 Marietta St NW.; Website: derbiergarten.com; Contact: 404-521-2728.

Marlow’s Tavern

Try a Tavern Burger, fish taco, crispy trout, or other selection from the restaurant’s modern tavern-themed menu. And if you have kids in your group, they’ll be able to choose from eight appealing dishes.

Location: 950 W Peachtree St NW #215; Website: marlowstavern.com; Contact: 404-815-0323.

STATS

This large sports bar has 70 TVs, so you’ll be able to keep up with other games and matches as you enjoy your burgers, wraps, salads, chicken, or seafood dishes.

Location: 300 Marietta St NW Suite 101; Website: statsatl.com; Contact: 404-885-1472

Inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, you’ll find many local food options, including ATL Pizza Company, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Que, and Delia’s Sausage.

When does Atlanta United FC play?

The 2022 season began with a win against D.C. United on April 2. The fun of the season extends through October, so there are plenty of chances to see your team play in the electric atmosphere of the Mercedes Benz Stadium.

How can I buy tickets to a game?

Only premium season tickets are available, with a waitlist for regular season ticket holders. Single tickets are available and prices start at $35.

Parking and directions:

Several parking options are available, with parking for individual games priced at $20. Lots open four hours before the match begins.

The Mercedes Benz stadium is accessible by MARTA. The preferred MARTA station for Atlanta United fans is the GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station, on the Blue and Green lines. If you don’t mind walking a bit further, you can also get off at the Five Points station and walk west on Marietta Street to the new stadium.

Atlanta United FC stadium map

If you’re driving, follow these directions to the Mercedes Benz Stadium.

This story was originally published by Mary Caldwell in 2017 and has since been updated.

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