Atlanta United’s 2022 MLS opener will open to full capacity

September 10, 2021 Atlanta - Atlanta United fans cheer for their team during the first half in a MLS soccer match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Friday, September 10, 2021. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)
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September 10, 2021 Atlanta - Atlanta United fans cheer for their team during the first half in a MLS soccer match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Friday, September 10, 2021. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is scheduled to be open to full capacity for Atlanta United’s 2022 season-opening game against Sporting KC on Feb. 27.

The game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.

On Tuesday, MLS announced home openers for teams.

Atlanta United has a 13-2-6 record in games when Mercedes-Benz Stadium was open to full capacity. The team also has led MLS in average announced home attendance in each of its first four seasons. The team had an announced attendance average of 43,964 this season.

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Here’s a look at the 21 times when Atlanta United played a game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium when the venue was open to full seating capacity. The team’s record in such games is 13-2-6:

2018      73,019      Portland Timbers at Atlanta United          MLS Cup 2018 (Win)

2019      72,548      LA Galaxy at Atlanta United                         MLS (W)

2018      72,317      Juventus at MLS All-Stars                              All-Star Game (N/A)

2018      72,243      Seattle Sounders at Atlanta United           MLS (Draw)

2018      72,035      D.C. United at Atlanta United                      MLS (W)

2018      72,017      Real Salt Lake at Atlanta United                 MLS (W)

2018      71,932      Orlando City at Atlanta United                    MLS (W)

2017      71,874      Toronto FC at Atlanta United                       MLS (D)

2018      71,812      Chicago Fire at Atlanta United                    MLS (W)

2018      70,526      New York City FC at Atlanta United           MLS Playoffs (W)

2017      70,425      Orlando City at Atlanta United                    MLS (D)

2019      70,382      FC Cincinnati at Atlanta United                   MLS (D)

2018      70,016      New York Red Bulls at Atlanta United      MLS Playoffs (W)

2020      69,301      FC Cincinnati at Atlanta United                   MLS (W)

2019      68,152      Orlando City at Atlanta United                    MLS (W)

2019      68,077      New York Red Bulls at Atlanta United      MLS (D)

2019      68,046      Columbus Crew at Atlanta United             MLS (Loss)

2021      67,507      Columbus Crew at Atlanta United             MLS (L)

2019      67,502      Chicago Fire at Atlanta United                    MLS (W)

2021 67,503 LAFC at Atlanta United MLS (W)

2017      67,221      Columbus Crew at Atlanta United             MLS Playoffs (D)

2019      66,114       New England at Atlanta United                   MLS Playoffs (W)

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