Atlanta United sets Major League Soccer attendance record – Chicago Tribune

The Major League Soccer single-game attendance record has been broken by a team in its first season.

Atlanta United attracted 70,425 to the $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Saturday’s 3-3 draw with Orlando City. It was the best attended domestic game in the United States since the New York Cosmos sold over 77,000 tickets for a North American Soccer League playoff game at Giants Stadium in 1977.

“It’s incredible,” MLS commissioner Don Garber said. “I think it says that there are really no limits. We never really expected this to happen.”

The attendance broke the previous MLS mark of 69,225 set at the Rose Bowl by the Los Angeles Galaxy in 1996.

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