Atlanta United again sets MLS attendance record

A full-stadium tifo is made before the match between the LA Galaxy and Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday August 3, 2019. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Atlanta United).

Credit: Rob Foldy

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A full-stadium tifo is made before the match between the LA Galaxy and Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday August 3, 2019. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Atlanta United).

Credit: Rob Foldy

Credit: Rob Foldy

Atlanta United set an MLS regular season attendance record with 72,548 tickets sold and distributed for Saturday’s 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The total broke the previous record of 72,243 set by the team last year for its game against Seattle.

Atlanta United leads MLS in attendance for the third consecutive season and now holds the top-nine highest attendance totals in league history.

It also holds the record for an MLS Cup (73,019) and U.S. Open Cup (41,012).