Atlanta United breaks US Open Cup final attendance record

Major League Soccer team Atlanta United broke the attendance record for the US Open Cup final on Tuesday evening after attracting an announced crowd of 35,709 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

It broke the previous mark of 35,615, which was set in 2011 between Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire at CenturyLink Field.

Frank de Boer’s team defeated Minnesota United 2-1 to win the historic competition and qualify for the 2020 Concacaf Champions League.

The Arthur Blank-owned team has broken numerous attendance records since joining MLS in March 2017, including the US Open Cup tournament record of 41,012, set during last year’s quarter-final game against Chicago Fire at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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