Remember when ... Atlanta United christened Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Today, Atlanta United would've been hosting it's third MLS home game of the season — a rematch of the 2018 MLS Cup Atlanta won over Portland.

MLS is still exploring ways to continue the 2020 season, halted by the coronavirus pandemic. Before moving forward, let's look back:

Atlanta United waited six months to play at glistening new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Twenty-four games into its inaugural season, the Five Stripes entered the Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, matchup against Dallas with a 10-6-8 record.  It was the start to a string of six consecutive home games at its new home.

With goals from Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Josef Martinez and Greg Garza, the Five Stripes defeated Dallas 3-0 before a sold-out crowd of 45,314.

"It was exciting. We were all looking forward to this game for a while," then-team captain Michael Parkhurst said. "It lived up to expectations. The crowd was fantastic. The performance was fantastic. It was a very good evening to start things off here."

The electric atmosphere didn't let off. Atlanta shattered several MLS attendance records its first year.

Atlanta United hosted 55,000 at its inaugural game at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

The first time the Mercedes-Benz Stadium upper deck was opened 70,425 fans attended — the most ever for an MLS regular-season game.

When the 2020 season reopens, how quickly will you go back?