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Report: Atlanta United will pay Georgia Tech over $1 million to use Bobby Dodd Stadium

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Atlanta United will have a temporary home to open their inaugural 2017 campaign, but it won’t come cheap.

The team will reportedly pay Georgia Tech over $1 million for the use of Bobby Dodd Stadium next season, according to the Atlanta Georgia Constitution. Atlanta will pay a rent of $45,000 per match, along with a $275,000 fee for locker room accommodations and a $350,000 fee to alter the field.

Additionally, Georgia Tech will claim $2 from all ticket sales, including on the 22,000 season tickets already sold and will earn a split of revenue from concession stands.

Atlanta will use the stadium until it’s own Mercedes-Benz Stadium is ready. The future home of the franchise is slated for completion in June, roughly halfway through the 2017 MLS season. Owner Arthur Blank is covering all costs for the temporary stadium usage.

 

3 comments
  • Quit Whining About Soccer in the US

    That is a lot of money
    That is a very narrow field, I think. I am not one to whine about the fields, legal is legal.

    Looks like a really nice stadium. I like it better than the field they will be going to eventually.

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  • Ivan

    At least they get to play on real grass, you know…

    How exciting: another MLS team will then end up playing on a vomit-inducing fake turf after that…that cheapens the quality of product, and the credibility of the league, among other things.

    I still switch the channel immediately after I see a game played on that abomination of a turf in Seattle…what an absolute joke…

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