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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.
Darren Eales

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.
Morgan Brian

Shot at Glory: Meet the Georgia players in the 2015 Women’s World Cup

The U.S. Women’s National Team famously finished second in 2011 and is among the favorites this year, but hasn’t won soccer’s most coveted prize since 1999.

12 adult sports leagues in Atlanta

Why let kids have all the fun? Here are some adults-only recreational leagues. Most offer a range of divisions from low-pressure to ultracompetitive, so you can find a team whether you’re fresh off a college roster or just off the sofa.

Mayor Reed is hosting a World Cup viewing party and you are invited

The other day I was in Manuel’s Tavern, the iconic Atlanta bar best known for hosting election night watch parties. The staff discussed last week’s U.S. versus Germany game, and the unexpected throngs who showed up to watch. “None of us really know soccer,” said owner Brian Maloof. “But obviously people loved it.”

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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