In its brief history, the Five Stripes have amassed a fan base filled with not only seriously dedicated Atlanta fans, but celebrities including rappers Big Boi, Waka Flocka and Lil Scrappy.
All were expected to be in attendance during Saturday’s game and shared their excitement for the home team on social media.
Waka posted a photo of himself on Instagram clad in his Atlanta United shirt, while Big Boi tweeted at the team Friday night with the message, “Let’s get it!”
The Outkast rapper is among those, including Waka and former Braves favorite Andruw Jones, who have participated in the ritual of hammering the golden spike before a Five Stripes game. Team owner Arthur Blank provided the honor before Saturday’s game, wearing a customized team jersey.
Other celebrities who planned to check out the Super Bowl of Soccer included comedian Jeff Foxworthy, former NFL player Chad Ochocinco, rappers Yung Joc and Lloyd, former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine, boxing legend Evander Holyfield and music producer Dallas Austin.