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The next record Atlanta United are chasing

Atlanta United's home of Mercedes-Benz Stadium only first opened its doors on August 26, 2017, yet it is stamped all over the MLS record book. 

And as the venue prepares to host MLS Cup next Saturday (8 pm ET | Fox, UniM├ís, TSN, TVAS), it's primed to take down yet another record: the highest attendance for an MLS Cup final.

Currently, the record stands at 61,316 from Gillette Stadium in 2002, when the LA Galaxy defeated the New England Revolution 1-0 in extra time. Five times during the regular season, Mercedes-Benz has eclipsed 70,000 fans and has passed that mark in both of Atlanta's playoff games this season. 

The Five Stripes already own an MLS record for total home attendance: 901,033 fans across 17 games this year. They've also got the top seven entries for MLS regular season single-game attendance, as well as the top three entries for MLS postseason single-game attendance. 

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