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Atlanta United set MLS season record for home attendance

Atlanta United announced on Sunday they have set a new record in MLS for total home attendance, at 901,033 across 17 games, and a single-season average of 53,002 after 71,812 came out on Sunday to watch the Five Stripes' 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire.

The records surpass those set by Atlanta themselves in their inaugural 2017 campaign.

The crowd for Sunday's game against Chicago was sixth-largest in league history. Atlanta hold the top seven highest-attended games in MLS history.

According to the team, their season average of 53,002 is 17th highest in the world for 2017-18, ahead of Serie A powerhouse AC Milan.

In addition to the MLS regular season records, Atlanta United also hold the record for highest attendance in an MLS Cup Playoffs game, at 67,221, and a U.S. Open Cup game, with 41,012.

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