August 14, 2019 Atlanta: Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez strikes a pose for the fans after making what turned out to be the winning goal on a penalty kick for a 3-2 victory over Club America as teammates arrive to celebrate in the Campeones Cup on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/
Photo: Compton
Photo: Compton

Atlanta United will open Soldier Field on March 21

Atlanta United will be the opponent for Chicago’s opening game in Soldier Field on March 21.

The game was announced Tuesday as part of a larger announcement about the MLS team’s move from Bridgeview to near downtown Chicago.

The MLS typically releases a small part of next season’s schedule in December, with a full release in January.

Chicago’s average attendance of 12,324 was the lowest in MLS this season.

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