Eales that there are approximately 9,000 members of the Founder’s Club, of which 77 percent have purchased season tickets.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium will have a capacity of 40,000 for most soccer games, according to Eales. That means that the lower bowl and mezzanines will be open and that the drapes will be used for the upper bowl. There are some games that Eales predicts will surpass 40,000, which will necessitate opening the upper bowl.
Eales revealed several interesting aspects of the season-ticket sales:
- In the Supporters Section, located behind one of the goals, more than 3,500 of the 5,000 available seats have been sold. The two reserve sections have sold out.
- Of the 16 club options, 14 have sold out.
- 22 of the 36 sections in the lower bowl have sold out.
Atlanta United revealed in August that it had surpassed 22,000 season tickets sold. Eales said the club has seen several spikes in sales, including the hiring of Gerardo Martino in September, the release of the league schedule two weeks ago, and the SuperDraft, also two weeks ago.
“If you look at history of every club, there is a five-week run up to the first game,” Eales said. “The exciting thing for us is how high can the bar can be? We still have 5 1/2 weeks, still have player announcements, the second kit launch…”
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