Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Atlanta United are continuing to break records, with some 73,019 fans turning out to see the team crowned MLS Cup champions at the weekend.
The attendance marked a record for MLS and continues United’s rise, with the club having only been formed last year. The club shares the state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opened in August 2017, with NFL team the Atlanta Falcons.
United’s 2-0 win over Portland Timbers on Saturday night delivered Atlanta’s first major league championship in 23 years, since the Braves won Major League Baseball’s World Series in 1995.
United has broken the MLS attendance record on a number of occasions already this season and Saturday’s game saw the highest-ever crowd eclipsed once more. Goals from Josef Martinez and Franco Escobar secured victory for the home side.
The attendance of 73,019 eclipses that of each of the last four Super Bowls.
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