Atlanta United won the MLS Cup last season, the Campeones Cup and U.S. Open Cup this season, and will host Toronto in the MLS Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday. The team has led MLS in attendance in each of its past three seasons and owns most of its attendance records.
Atlanta United's $60 million training center and grounds in Marietta features six fields, including a small stadium that can seat as many as 2,500 spectators. The team earlier this season purchased for $9.6 million 17 acres adjacent to the 33 acres that compose the training ground. The team has yet to say on the record what the land will be used for. The offices of Atlanta United are filled.
Atlanta United has experience operating other teams. It has Atlanta United 2, which plays in the USL.
The Atlanta Silverbacks and the Atlanta Beat were the most recent forays into women’s professional soccer in the city. The Beat, owned by T. Fitz Johnson, played at Kennesaw State and was a member of the Women’s Professional Soccer league. The team played three seasons, 2009-11, before the league folded in Jan. 2012. The Silverbacks played in the USL W-League from 2005-15 and the Women’s Premier Soccer League in 2016.