Atlanta United surpasses 36,000 in season ticket sales

With its season ticket sales surpassing 36,000, Atlanta United hasn’t decided if it will cap that number for the 2018 season and how that may affect how many games Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be open to handle full capacity.

A spokeswoman said the team is working with its existing season ticket holders on relocation and additional seating. It will then begin reaching out to those on the wait list to determine actual demand.

The Five Stripes averaged 48,200 in their inaugural season, a new mark for MLS. The team also set a single-game regular-season attendance record (71,874) and playoff record (67,221). The stadium was open to full capacity for three of the team’s nine home games in the $1.5 billion stadium.

The stadium doesn’t have an official capacity for soccer. The lower bowl can seat approximately 40,000.