Nearing 35,000 tickets sold for Campeones Cup

Almost 35,000 tickets have been sold for Wednesday’s Campeones Cup between Atlanta United and Club America at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The 200 section of the upper deck of the stadium is open. Demand for tickets will dictate if more sections in the upper deck will open.

The Campeones Cup is a new tournament, this will be its second game, featuring the MLS champion against the LIGA MX champion. Tigres defeated Toronto last season in the inaugural game.

Atlanta United captain Michael Parkhurst said he didn’t know what the split of the two clubs’ supporters will be in the stadium Wednesday. Atlanta United leads MLS in attendance for the third consecutive season with an average of more than 52,000 this season.

“We know we will have a lot of fans in the stadium,” he said. “Our fans are fantastic. They show up every game regardless of who we are playing and what the competition is. We aren’t naive. Club America has fans everywhere. We can appreciate that. But we are excited for the game. It’s going to be a great atmosphere regardless.”

Club America arguably is the most successful team in the Western Hemisphere with more than 40 trophies won.

“It’s important to win every trophy possible,” Club America manager Miguel Herrera said.

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