Atlanta MLS team draws record crowd
ATLANTA — The MLS singlegame attendance record belongs to a first-year expansion club.
Atlanta United’s crowd of 70,425 Saturday for a 3-3 draw with Orlando City at MercedesBenz Stadium had everyone buzzing about the new game in town.
“It’s incredible,” MLS commissioner Don Garber said. “I think it says that there are really no limits. We never really expected this to happen.”
Breaking the MLS mark of 69,225 set at the Rose Bowl by the Los Angeles Galaxy in 1996, Atlanta hosted the most attended U.S. soccer game since the New York Cosmos sold over 77,000 tickets for a North American Soccer League playoff game at Giants Stadium in 1977.