Looking Back at Atlanta United at Bobby Dodd Stadium
October 26, 2017
Setting the Stage for Soccer History
On Sunday, March 5, a slew of red-clad fans flooded Bobby Dodd Stadium for a different kind of football event.
Atlanta's newest professional sports team, Atlanta United, took the pitch to begin its inaugural season at Grant Field. With Mercedes-Benz Stadium still under construction, Bobby Dodd became the perfect place to make history.
From then until July 29, the team played nine matches, including one on July 4, with a 6-2-1 home record to start its history-making season. When United's run at Bobby Dodd was coming to an end, some teammates were already nostalgic.
“All the players enjoy playing [at Bobby Dodd]. The field is perfect. The fans are great,” said midfielder Jeff Larentowicz in a July 2 Atlanta Journal-Constitution story. “It’s going to be tough to leave, to be honest.”