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What does the World Cup 2026 announcement mean for Atlanta?

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.
Atlanta United coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino

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.
Atlanta United Footie Mob

Pre-gaming: Atlanta United Footie Mob

Sure, you can spend the time, money, and energy to create a tailgating spread. Or you can join the Footie Mob and delegate the job to one of the team’s sanctioned—though still slightly unofficial—fan clubs.
Arthur Blank

It’s official: No other sports facility in the world is as eco-friendly as Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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.”
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Days away from opening, here’s what Mercedes-Benz Stadium looks like now

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 art

A first look at Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s art collection

Mercedes-Benz Stadium teamed up with SCAD to curate its art collection, which features more than 180 works from 54 artists.
Old 4th Ward Arts Festival

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 21-27

Roxane Gay reads from her new memoir, a celebration of the arts in Old Fourth Ward, and some unconventional Shakespeare

Molly B’s will open in Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 26

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.

Atlanta’s Guardians Football Club brings together players from around the world

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.
Where to play soccer in Atlanta

Your guide to soccer leagues in Atlanta

Whether you’re looking for serious play, a social club, or the perfect team for your family’s littlest kicker, there’s a soccer league for you. Here, a round-up of programs in Atlanta.

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