Nearly a year ago, it was announced that the 2018 MLS All-Star game would be held in the new Mercedes Benz Stadium here in Atlanta. The enthusiasm of professional soccer in Atlanta has been such a welcomed surprise, and during Atlanta United's inaugural year last year, Atlanta set the all-time MLS attendance record, averaging nearly 50,000 fans per game, and regularly maxing out the stadium with 70,000 supporters.
My wife and I have been season ticket holders since day 1 and love the energy at each home game. When it was announced that the All-Star game would be in Atlanta, and they would play against Italian super power Juventus, I purchased tickets immediately.
Last night, was the game and notwithstanding rain and a tired 8 month old, we made it to the game to watch some of the best players in the world (including a few Atlanta United players).
Below are some photos of the event that I shot on my iphone and edited with the Lightroom CC mobile app. Let me know what you think!