Atlanta United breaks MLS attendance record

Atlanta United fans fill a sold out Bobby Dodd Stadium for their game against the Chicago Fire on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Atlanta.   Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

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Atlanta United fans fill a sold out Bobby Dodd Stadium for their game against the Chicago Fire on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

Credit: ccompton@ajc.com

After the sell-out match against D.C. United on Sunday, Atlanta United broke an MLS record for most attendance through the first three home games of a season.

The combined total attendance for Atlanta United’s first three home matches at Bobby Dodd Stadium is 147,230.

The record was previously set by the L.A. Galaxy during their 1996 inaugural season with 130,073.

At Atlanta United’s first match against the New York Red Bulls, 55,297 fans attended. Atlanta United’s second home match against the Chicago Fire drew a crowd of 45,922 and Sunday’s game against D.C. United had 46,011 fans in attendance.

Atlanta United’s next home game will be on May 20 against the Houston Dynamo.