Arthur Blank: New Atlanta MLS expansion team already has 14,000 season ticket deposits

Arthur Blank (April 16, 2014)

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There are still more than two years until Atlanta's new MLS expansion team takes the field, but that hasn't stopped the locals from flocking to show their support.

At a breakfast event held on Wednesday, owner Arthur Blank indicated that the club have already received 14,000 season-ticket deposits, leaving only 11,000 tickets left for the inaugural season.

The new MLS team will play their matches at the state-of-the-art new stadium currently under construction in downtown Atlanta and scheduled to open in 2017. The MLS club will share the building with the NFL Falcons, and Blank made it clear that the soccer setting will be "intimate."