Nov 11, 2018 Atlanta: Atlanta United fans raise a tifo of head coach Gerardo Martino to start the game against New York City during the first half in their MLS Eastern Conference Semifinal playoff match on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton
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Atlanta United sets MLS playoff record; surpasses a million tickets sold on season

Atlanta United surpassed one million in tickets sold and distributed  this season and set a new MLS playoff record with Sunday’s announced attendance of 70,526 for the second leg of the MLS playoff series against NYCFC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The one million total includes all home games (MLS and U.S. Open Cup) hosted by Atlanta United at the stadium. The team had sold and distributed 942,046 tickets before Sunday’s game. Its total for the season after Sunday’s game is 1,012,571.

Atlanta United set the previous MLS playoff record last season with an announced attendance of 66,221 against Columbus on Oct. 26, 2017.

Atlanta United led the league in average attendance (53,002) this season and has the seven most-attended games in league history.

Atlanta United’s and MLS’ top marks

72,243 vs. Seattle on July 15, 2018

72,035 vs. D.C. United on March 11, 2018

72,017 vs. Real Salt Lake on Sept. 22, 2018

71,932 vs. Orlando City on June 30, 2018

71,874 vs. Toronto on Oct. 22, 2017

71,812 vs. Chicago on Oct. 21, 2018

70,425 vs. Orlando City on Sept. 16, 2017

Nov 11, 2018 Atlanta: Atlanta United fans fill up Mercedes-Benz Stadium to cheer their team against New York City in their MLS Eastern Conference Semifinal playoff match on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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