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Atlanta was recommended in the official bid submitted to FIFA to host the semi-final round of the 2026 World Cup. But it will be a long wait until we find out if we actually will host any games.
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.
When Arthur Blank told his team he wanted Mercedes-Benz Stadium to be certified LEED Platinum, he recalled, “there was complete silence. Now sometimes silence, in a legal sense, can be construed as assent. In management, though, it could mean you’ve gone out of your mind.”
Eleven days from the Atlanta Falcons' pre-season opener, the team hosted an open house on Tuesday for the media at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Crews are still working to ready the stadium for its debut, but the turf is in, the lines are painted, and the restaurants are firing up their grills.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium teamed up with SCAD to curate its art collection, which features more than 180 works from 54 artists.
Roxane Gay reads from her new memoir, a celebration of the arts in Old Fourth Ward, and some unconventional Shakespeare
Concentrics—the team behind Atlanta’s One Midtown Kitchen and Two Urban Licks—is opening a restaurant at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Called Molly B’s, a nod to Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank’s mother, it will open in the stadium's 100-level concourse this summer.
If it seems like the Guardians club is the soccer pitch version of the United Nations, that’s by design. The club was started in 2014 by Jason Brooks, a 33-year-old player, coach, and die-hard fan who was bothered that—even in heterogeneous Atlanta—soccer tended to break down along racial or socioeconomic lines.