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Insider tips for a top Atlanta United match day experience

Atlanta United has kicked Georgia into the stratosphere of Major League Soccer since its 2017 MLS expansion. It’s already set league records in season ticket sales and total home attendance. Atlanta United reflects the values of its home city and captivates myriad fans each season. There are a few insider tips for making the most of an Atlanta United home match. Here’s what you need to know:

How do I get to a match conveniently?

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the home of Atlanta United, and while it’s right in the middle of things, there’s some necessary planning that goes into getting there. Traveling to and parking in the heart of the city can be inconvenient or downright daunting, but fortunately, you can skip the process with MARTA. Take the blue or green lines to the GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center station and the stadium’s front porch. Or walk to the stadium from Five Points station.

Is it worth arriving early?

Premium seating at Mercedes-Benz is worth experiencing at least once. Get an unparalleled, field-level view of the match in the Delta Sky360 Club. If you’re lucky enough to score tickets to this space, you’ll be kicking back with the finest cuisine the stadium has to offer. Situated behind the bench of the visiting team, this 30,000-square-foot space offers private restrooms and bars alongside a lounge-style setup.

What’s the merch like?

Check out the team store and show your Atlanta United love with the 17s kit, which embodies the team’s 2023 mantra of grit and glory while drawing from the nostalgia of 2017, the year of the team’s MLS expansion. And discover Atlanta United’s Scarf of the Month, where every month brings a unique and stylish scarf design that captures the essence of the city. May’s Scarf of the Month celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, while June celebrated Pride. Either way, you’ll be properly outfitted to cheer on the 5-Stripes!

What’s nearby?

Just next door to the stadium, the Home Depot Backyard is 11 acres of greenspace that’s part playground, part gathering spot. Come on out and get into the spirit of inclusivity on the playground, or catch the building excitement of match day with a tailgating session that might include an engaging show or activity at the three-tier pavilion. Or during the summer, gather for movie nights and music. Pets are allowed on non-event days.

From easy arrival to delicious food to treasured traditions, there’s so much to experience at an MLS soccer match in the city. And now that you’ve got the lay of the stadium and its surrounding attractions, you’re ready to put aside any concerns about details as you watch Atlanta United kick their way to victory!

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