Atlanta United plans to honor Founding Members

Though details are scarce, Atlanta United is planning to honor its Founding Members, who are people who purchased season tickets for the inaugural 2017 MLS season.

Dubbed the Legacy Project, the members will be honored with a commemorative piece at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Those are the details the club would share Wednesday.

The club didn’t have information Wednesday on the number of Founding members who will be honored.

In January 2017, President Darren Eales said that 77 percent of the 9,000 Founders' Club members had purchased season tickets. The team led MLS in average attendance that season (48,200), did so again in 2018 (53,002) and is on pace to do so again this season (53,299).

The team has sold more than 36,000 season tickets for this season with a waiting list of 13,000 more, Eales recently told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Teams honor their supporters in different ways. Seattle honored some of its supporters with an electronic billboard designed to look like a scarf. The names of the supporters are within the scarf as the thread. It is located at CenturyLink Field.