- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On April 14, 2014
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- Atlanta Expansion, MLS Expansion
We will get an official word this week about MLS coming to Atlanta. Last week invites were sent out to the press for an event for this Wednesday.
The event will be held at 5:00pm ET at the Ventanas rooftop event space on Baker St in downtown Atlanta. Alexi Lalas will also be in attendance.
Blank is set to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons, the new Atlanta MLS franchise will also likely be housed in this building.The stadium will not be ready until the 2017 football season in the fall. This likely means the team may not begin playing until 2018 though 2017 seems possible given what was on the invite.
The addition of Atlanta means there will be a Major League Soccer team in each of America’s top 10 television markets. Orlando and New York City join the league in 2015 and Miami is still on the horizon, possibly in 2018 or 2019.
The invite also may give some clues about the potential colors the club may use. For those keeping score, the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks used to use these colors back in the day.