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Atlanta United FC, commonly known as Atlanta United, is an American professional soccer club based in Atlanta, Georgia that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS).

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Bobby Dodd Stadium hosted 55,297 fans for Atlanta’s inaugural regular season MLS game on March 5, 2017. In a 2–1 loss against the New York Red Bulls, Yamil Asad scored the first goal in the team’s existence. A week later, they beat Minnesota United FC 6–1 on the road for their first victory. In front of a sold-out Bobby Dodd Stadium on March 18, 2017, the squad recorded its first home win, defeating Chicago Fire, who were reduced to ten men in the eleventh minute, 4–0. Averaging more than 48,000 fans per match at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the team broke attendance records for single-season averages for a U.S. soccer team and a non-doubleheader MLS game after moving there. After tying for third in the Eastern Conference, Atlanta became only the third MLS expansion team to make the playoffs in their first season. Due to tie-breaking regulations, Atlanta was seeded fourth. A record-breaking 67,221 fans showed up to watch their club play Columbus Crew in the opening round of the MLS playoffs. In the penalty shootout, Columbus triumphed 3–1 to eliminate Atlanta after a scoreless 120 minutes of play..

The Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Falcons share Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In order to provide a more intimate setting for soccer matches, the club regularly closes the upper deck of the stadium. The capacity of Mercedes-Benz Stadium is typically 42,500. During the first season, the squad employed the curtains for six of its nine home games. It can host 71,000 people when enlarged to its maximum capacity, with standing room for an additional 73,019 people (based on attendance at MLS Cup 2018). The stands are retractable to accommodate a wider field and provide better sight lines for spectators. As soon as Atlanta was announced as an MLS expansion team, Blank pledged, “There will never be an MLS game in Atlanta when NFL lines are shown on the field” – a historical subject of contention for teams who have played in stadiums primarily used for American football.

A training facilities, academy facilities, and a sporting headquarters was constructed on a 33-acre site in Marietta’s Franklin Gateway. It was officially launched as the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground on April 11th, 2017, after a $60 million dollar investment. First and reserve team locker rooms, a full-service dining hall, and sports science facilities including a gymnasium and two hydrotherapy plunge pools are all housed in the club’s sporting headquarters in a 30,000-square foot structure. A 2,500-seat stadium is one of six outdoor training fields at the complex. An extra 17.9 acres (6.9 hectares) of city-owned land was sold to the club on March 28th, 2019, in exchange for a five-year extension of its lease on an already existing training facility.

July has an average temperature of 80.2 °F (26.8 °C), with an average high temperature of 90 °F (32 °C) occurring 44 days out of the year. During the month of January, the average temperature is 43.5 degrees Fahrenheit (6.4 degrees Celsius). There are 40 nights a year when temperatures drop to or below freezing, however the last time that happened was on January 6, 2014, when it was 12 °F (3 °C). On February 13, 1899, the temperature was 9 °F (23 °C). On June 30, 2012, it was 106 °F (41 °C). During the summer months, dew points range from 63.7 °F (17.6 °C) to 67.8 °F (19.9 °C) in June and July, respectively.

Atlanta, like the rest of the Southeast, receives a lot of rain throughout the year, but spring and early fall are the driest months. The average annual rainfall is 49.7 inches (1,260 millimeters) and the average annual snowfall is 2.9 inches (7.4 centimeters). On January 23, 1940, there was a single snowfall of around 10 inches (25 cm). However, ice storms, such as the one that hit on January 7, 1973, are more problematic than snowfalls. In the city proper, tornadoes are rare, however on March 14, 2008, an EF2 tornado damaged important downtown Atlanta structures.

The state’s largest city, Atlanta, is located in the state’s capital. It is also the 37th most populated city in the United States, with a projected 2019 population of 506,811 people. More over 6 million people call Atlanta home, making it the tenth largest metropolitan region in the United States in terms of population. Located in Fulton County, Atlanta is the state’s most populated city. DeKalb County is a neighboring county to the east of the city. With its location in the Appalachian Mountains, the city is the highest-altitude large city in the eastern United States.

To get around in Atlanta and its surrounding area, residents and visitors can take advantage of an ever-more sustainable public transportation system. 

You can travel throughout the city with MARTA, the transportation rail system. To get around the entertainment sector quickly, board the Atlanta Streetcar, the city’s newest addition to the public transportation system, which operates on a 2.7 mile loop from the convention and entertainment district to the Sweet Auburn area.. If you’d rather remain mobile, drive around, rideshare, board a taxi, take a shuttle, or even hire a limousine. Alternatively, go for a bike or foot ride around our lovely parks and in-town districts to breathe in some fresh air.

Atlanta welcomes all visitors. For people traveling with disabilities, Atlanta’s public transportation system, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, venues and other spaces provide mobility and accessibility options. 

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Business Hours

If you live in the city’s core, most businesses stay open until 8 or 10 p.m., with the exception of those that open later. Businesses that close for lunch normally reopen between 4 and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Electricity

For USA there are two associated plug types, types A and B. Plug type A is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and plug type B is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. USA operates on a 120V supply voltage and 60Hz.

If you have equipment that doesn’t function with these plugs, it’s easy to find an adaptor and, of course, most hotels will have one for you.

Tourist Offices

Established in 1913, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) is the official destination marketing organization for the city and serves to favorably impact Atlanta’s economy through conventions and tourism. A private, not-for-profit organization, ACVB bolsters Atlanta’s $16 billion hospitality industry, which generated an estimated 57 million visitors in 2019.

LANGUAGE

The United States does not have an official language at the federal level, but the most commonly used language is English (specifically, American English), which is the de facto national language. It is also the only language spoken at home by the great majority of the U.S. population (approximately 78.5%).

Many other languages are also spoken at home, especially Spanish (13.2% of the population), according to the American Community Survey (ACS) of the U.S. Census Bureau; these include indigenous languages and languages brought to the U.S. by people from Europe, Africa, and Asia. However, the majority of speakers of these languages are bilingual and also speak English.

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