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5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: March 7-13
The Harlem Globetrotters play Philips Arena, Atlanta United has its home opener at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and Kaki King uses a guitar as an instrument and a video board.
After a stellar first season, where does Atlanta United go from here? We asked the coach.
Despite getting knocked out during the Major League Soccer playoffs, Atlanta United FC did not disappoint in its inaugural season, ending with a 15-9-10 record. We talked to coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino about his first year and what to expect next season.
American Cathedral: The story behind Mercedes-Benz Stadium
The opening of Mercedes-Benz Stadium will mark a rite of passage not just for the Falcons or Blank, but for Atlanta itself. NFL stadiums—new NFL stadiums, that is, with gleaming features and staggering budgets—have become the sine qua non for the cities that claim a franchise. Want to host a Super Bowl? Build a new stadium. Want to ensure your home team doesn’t decamp to another city? Build a new stadium.
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.
Shorter lines, more time for beer await fans at Atlanta United’s second home game
Fans at Atlanta United's sold-out debut game saw lengthy lines for entry and concessions. What can they expect for this Saturday's game against the Chicago Fire?
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.
Atlantans are showing a lot of enthusiasm for the new Atlanta United kits
Who says Atlanta doesn’t have enthusiastic sports fans? Atlanta United FC, the city’s new major league soccer team, sold record numbers of its new kit last night.
3. Arthur Blank
The Home Depot cofounder still ranks on the 2015 Forbes billionaires list (number 737), but he’s better known these days as owner of the Atlanta Falcons and the city’s new MLS team, Atlanta United FC.
The new Atlanta stadium is on track
On the same day that Mayor Kasim Reed held a press conference announcing that the new owners of the Atlanta Hawks will either renovate Philips Arena or relocate the team elsewhere, officials with the Falcons, the one team that’s absolutely committed to downtown Atlanta, led a tour of the $1.4 billion new stadium, now eleven months into construction.
Meet Darren Eales, the Englishman building Atlanta United FC
Darren Eales believes Atlanta is ready to embrace Major League Soccer, and he has 20,000 season ticket deposits to prove it.