Atlanta United will set not only a new MLS record for average attendance, it also will break the U.S. club mark set by the Cosmos of 47,856 per game in 1978 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
The Five Stripes are averaging 46,721 through 16 home games, with one regular-season event remaining against Toronto on Oct. 22. The team announced on Twitter on Wednesday that it has sold at least 70,426 tickets for that game with tickets still available.
Adding at least that total to the team’s total of 747,530 tickets sold would increase Atlanta United’s season average for attendance to at least 48,115.
Seattle set the MLS record for average attendance with 44,247 in 2015.
Atlanta United set the MLS single-game attendance mark with 70,425 tickets sold for the game against Orlando City on Sept. 16.
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