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Atlanta is a soccer town 50 years in the making

Atlanta's soccer scene has evolved over 50 years, starting with Braves executive Dick Cecil lobbying for professional soccer in the city.
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Is metro Atlanta getting another pro soccer team? Investors hope so.

A group of Atlanta investors is in talks to bring professional soccer to the metro area. And they’re not talking about the Atlanta United FC.
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Atlanta’s suburbs are a hotbed for niche sports

Lacrosse teams the Georgia Swarm and Atlanta Blaze join the also brand-new Atlanta Vultures indoor football team, as well as the longer-tenured Atlanta Gladiators minor league hockey team and the Atlanta Steam “lingerie league” indoor football team.

The Silverbacks have the rowdiest supporters in town

Merited or not, Atlanta sports fans have a reputation for fair-weather flightiness. Followers of the city’s big-league teams would do well to take a lesson from supporters of our lesser-known pro team, the Atlanta Silverbacks.

Well, an Atlanta team actually won a championship

Atlanta sports fans can no longer gripe about our championship drought. Last week the Atlanta Silverbacks won the Spring North American Soccer League Championship. Can we all just say it together? Championship.

Scenes from the Silverbacks stadium

It’s been a regular thing for Atlanta’s other pro football team to sell out its 5,000-seat stadium this season. With tickets at $11 and fast-paced matches like last weekend's victory over the San Antonio Scorpions, it’s easy to see why. If you’ve wanted to check a visit to the Atlanta Silverbacks Park off your Atlanta bucket list, here’s what to expect.

23. Catch Atlanta’s other pro football team

Here’s a suggestion for city boosters: If you want to tout Atlanta as a global city, showcase Atlanta Silverbacks Park, where the world’s most popular sport is played by a men’s pro team (the season starts April 13) and a women’s developmental squad, as well as soccer amateurs and club teams of all levels.

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