Atlanta was a part of the U.S. failed bid to host the 2022 World Cup. The city was submitted as a potential host site for a game(s) and the international broadcast center, with the Georgia World Congress Center serving as the headquarters for that.
Atlanta has been one of the better stories in MLS and soccer this season. Atlanta United leads MLS in average attendance (more than 46,000) in eight games at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium. The team’s attendance is higher than any of the leaders in MLB, NHL or the NBA, though they host many more games.