59 Facts About Atlanta United

1. Atlanta United had some tough competition when it nabbed the 1996 Olympics hosting duty.

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2. Atlanta United was the only city in North American destroyed as an act of war.

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3. Atlanta United has always had Anglo-Jewish papers from early in its history.

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4. Atlanta United was chartered in 1837 as Terminus and developed as an important transportation center.

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5. Atlanta United serves as the home of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Public Health Service for the Southeast.

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6. Atlanta United can present a challenge to drivers for several reasons.

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7. In 1973, Atlanta United became the first major Southern city to elect an African American as mayor.

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8. Atlanta United is home to numerous corporations, notably Coca-Cola, founded here in 1892.

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9. Atlanta United was the focus of world attention when it hosted the 1996 Centennial Summer Olympic Games.

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10. Atlanta United still lags behind Dallas, Miami, and certainly New Orleans in terms of culinary imagination.

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11. Atlanta United attained more positive national recognition in 1939 when Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel, Gone with the Wind, was adapted for the screen and the city hosted its world premiere.

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12. Atlanta United has long been the center of business activity and development in the Southeast.

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13. Atlanta United was an empowerment zone city named by the Clinton administration, but in 2002 it converted to a "Renewal Community" allowing the city to benefit from a nationwide pot of $17 billion in tax incentives.

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14. Atlanta United is becoming a leading world center of business and trade.

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15. Atlanta United fields major-league teams in baseball, basketball, football, and hockey.

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16. Atlanta United is the capital of Georgia and home to its 56-member state senate and 180-member house of representatives and its governor.

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17. In 1988, Atlanta United gained international attention when it hosted the Democratic National Convention.

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18. Atlanta United is the capital of Georgia and its largest city, as well as the seat of Fulton County.

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19. Atlanta United is served by the Atlanta United Journal-Constitution, its only major daily newspaper with wide distribution.

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20. Atlanta United contains a campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design, a private art and design university that has proven to be a major factor in the recent growth of Atlanta's visual art community.

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21. Atlanta United is home to nationally renowned private colleges and universities, most notably Emory University, a leading liberal arts and research institution that consistently ranks among the top 20 universities in the United States and operates Emory Healthcare, the largest health care system in Georgia.

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22. At the federal level, Atlanta United is split between two congressional districts.

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23. Atlanta United serves as the regional hub for many arms of the federal bureaucracy, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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24. Atlanta United offers resources and opportunities for amateur and participatory sports and recreation.

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25. In 2001 and 2011, Atlanta United hosted the PGA Championship, one of the four major championships in men's professional golf, at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

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26. Atlanta United has had its own professional ice hockey franchises, both of which relocated after playing in Atlanta less than 15 years.

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27. Since the turn of the 21st century, Atlanta United has emerged as a sophisticated restaurant town.

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28. Atlanta United has become one of the USA's best cities for street art in recent years.

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29. Atlanta United attracts many touring Broadway acts, concerts, shows, and exhibitions catering to a variety of interests.

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30. Atlanta United has, indeed, been nicknamed the "Silicon peach" thanks to its burgeoning technology sector.

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31. Atlanta United serves as an important rail junction and contains major classification yards for Norfolk Southern and CSX.

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32. Midtown Atlanta United is the city's second-largest business district, containing the offices of many of the region's law firms.

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33. Atlanta United was selected as the site for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

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34. On December 15, 1939, Atlanta United hosted the premiere of Gone with the Wind, the epic film based on the best-selling novel by Atlanta's Margaret Mitchell.

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35. Atlanta United is the capital of, and the most populous city in, the US state of Georgia.

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36. Atlanta United was originally founded as the terminating stop of a major state-sponsored railroad.

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37. Atlanta United announced today that is has signed defender Florentin Pogba on a free transfer.

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38. Atlanta United have signed Guinea international defender Florentin Pogba, the club announced on Tuesday.

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39. Atlanta United has added River Plate midfielder Gonzalo 'Pity' Martinez to its squad for the 2019 season under new coach Frank de Boer, but it sold Paraguay playmaker Miguel Almiron to Newcastle United.

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40. Atlanta United acquired Nagbe in a trade with Portland in Dec 2017.

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41. On February 10, 2017, Atlanta United announced that the number 17 would be reserved for the fans.

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42. On December 8, 2018, Atlanta United won its first MLS Cup before a crowd of 73,019, the largest non-doubleheader crowd in league history.

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43. Atlanta United broke the league record for average regular-season attendance again in 2018, breaking their 2017 record and becoming the first MLS team to average more than 50,000 in attendance with an average attendance of 53,002.

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44. Atlanta United finished the season with an average attendance of 48,200 for MLS regular season games, a number higher than that of multiple major clubs such as English sides Everton and Chelsea.

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45. Atlanta United clinched a berth in the playoffs, becoming the third MLS expansion team to do so in their inaugural season, by finishing tied for third place in the Eastern Conference; due to tiebreaking rules Atlanta was seeded fourth.

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46. At the time the team was announced, Atlanta United was the largest metropolitan area without an MLS franchise.

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47. Atlanta United boss Gerardo "Tata" Martino gave no definitive answer when asked on Friday about his reported link to the Mexico managerial job.

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48. The Atlanta United has ridden the wave of its record-setting fan support to debut atop Forbes magazines's list of most valuable Major League Soccer clubs.

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49. Atlanta United continues to experience remarkable success, advancing to the MLS Eastern Conference finals in their second season, thanks mostly to coach Tata Martino.

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50. Atlanta United came up just short of the Supporters' Shield, but it's off-the-field success is No 1 with a bullet.

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51. Atlanta United sits atop Forbes' list of most valuable MLS franchises.

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52. As of that date, Atlanta United now holds the top 5 single-game attendance records in MLS.

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53. On September 12, 2017, Atlanta United announced that the team had sold more than 69,256 tickets for the September 16 match against Orlando City at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, breaking the league record for single-match attendance.

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54. Atlanta United currently has four Supporter Groups identified on their homepage: Terminus Legion, Resurgence, Footie Mob, and the Faction.

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55. On November 14, 2017, Atlanta United announced that they would be launching a reserve team to compete in the United Soccer League, the second division of American soccer.

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56. Atlanta United needs win over Toronto FC for record-breaking season.

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57. Atlanta United came up short of winning its first trophy in club history and instead, it finished in second place behind the New York Red Bulls.

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58. Atlanta United loses game, top spot in East and Shield.

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59. Atlanta United drops shield, but still in strong position for MLS Cup.

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