What Super Bowl loss?
The surging success of Atlanta’s nascent MLS team—one of the league’s hottest, with 10 goals in the last two matches—has helped dilute the horrible aftertaste of the Falcons’ colossal collapse on the world stage six weeks ago.
Atlanta United FC—aka, The Five Stripes—continued their winning ways before a rabid crowd at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday with a 4-0 rout of Chicago Fire (more like a flicker).
All of which is a reminder that Atlanta United’s $1.5-billion permanent home—a grandiose NFL coliseum that will have a special configuration for MLS games—will be open for business in a little more than four months.
The club announced recently they’ll host the first sporting event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a game on July 30. That announcement concreted the deadline for finishing a downtown Atlanta project years in the making.
In honor of Atlanta United’s first home victory, we swung by the team’s future (and very much under-construction) digs to see how things are shaping up now: