Atlanta United has had a mask requirement for entering the stadium and when seated unless actively eating or drinking in previous less-than-capacity games at the stadium this year. However, the policy while seated was not actively enforced. Steve Cannon, CEO of AMB Sports and Entertainment, the parent company of Atlanta United and the Falcons, acknowledged to the AJC this week, before the CDC change in guidelines, that enforcement “will be spotty” for Saturday’s increased capacity before the change.
“Our security teams know light touch, soft touch, but we’re not going to get into confrontations with folks on mask policies,” he said.
- Staff writers Helena Oliviero and Tim Tucker contributed to this article.