Garber will attend Atlanta United opener

Former professional soccer player Carlos Bocanegra, MLS Atlanta owner Arthur Blank, Commissioner of MLS Don Garber, and former professional soccer player Darren Eales attend the MLS Atlanta Launch Event at SOHO on July 7, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for MLS Atlanta)

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Former professional soccer player Carlos Bocanegra, MLS Atlanta owner Arthur Blank, Commissioner of MLS Don Garber, and former professional soccer player Darren Eales attend the MLS Atlanta Launch Event at SOHO on July 7, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for MLS Atlanta)

MLS Commissioner Don Garber said on Thursday that he will attend Atlanta United’s home-opening game against New York Red Bulls at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium on March 5.

Garber confirmed the visit in a tweet from @TheSoccerDon in response to the news that the team has sold 27,000 season tickets for its inaugural season.

“Congratulations, Atlanta United! Looking forward to attending the home opener on March 5.”

Atlanta United will play its home games at Bobby Dodd until it moves into the $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium on July 30, where it will face Orlando.


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