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.
Blank: 14k deposits on season tickets for MLS team. "MLS is shocked by that and just thrilled with it.” #ATLMagAMB— Atlanta Real Estate (@ajcrealestate) August 20, 2014
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."
Blank: New stadium designed to have intimate feel when MLS team there. #ATLMagAMB— Atlanta Real Estate (@ajcrealestate) August 20, 2014
Arthur Blank says he doesn't want soccer fans to feel like they're watching soccer in NFL stadium. Will be fully soccer ready! #atlmagamb— Joseph Cortes (@politicojojo) August 20, 2014