Atlanta United's thrilling 2-1 win over Chicago Fire FC was just the beginning of this week's action. The 5-Stripes have two more matches in the coming days, and other exciting events will take place within the city.
Here's a look at the week ahead and how you can get involved:
Monday, April 24 - One Planet Jersey Auction 🌍
Atlanta United is auctioning off the One Planet kits that were worn in the match on April 23 against Chicago Fire. The auction goes live on Monday.
The jerseys, made with parley ocean plastic and recycled materials, were a part of the league-wide initiative to raise awareness for sustainable practices and reducing plastic waste. The proceeds from the auction will benefit Georgia Aquarium's research and conservation efforts.
Wednesday, April 26 - U.S Open Cup Match vs. Memphis 901 FC 🏆
Atlanta United will host Memphis 901 FC in the Third Round of the 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The winner of this year's Open Cup will earn a berth to the 2024 Concacaf Champions League.
Tickets to the match can be purchased online, or you can watch the free livestream on the Bleacher Report (B/R) App and B/R Football YouTube Channel.
Friday-Sunday, April 28-30 - Taylor Swift The Eras Tour at Mercedes-Benz Stadium 🎤
It's Taylor Swift week in Atlanta, so expect heavy traffic in and around Mercedes-Benz Stadium this weekend. Doors open to general fans at 4:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. each night.
All tickets and parking have been sold out. Fans without tickets are advised not to come to the stadium, and those without pre-paid parking should plan to take MARTA or rideshare.
Saturday, April 29 - Atlanta United vs. Nashville SC ⚽
The 5-Stripes resumes MLS play this weekend and will travel to GEODIS Park to face Nashville SC on April 29 at 1:30 p.m. Catch the game on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV or on Fox Sports.
Atlanta is 2-3-3 in its club history against Nashville. Nashville SC (3-3-3) currently sits in 6th place in the Eastern Conference table.
Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30 - Inman Park Festival 🦋
The 51st Inman Park Spring Festival will take place on April 29-30 in one of Atlanta's oldest and most scenic neighborhoods - and Atlanta United will be there! A large screen will project Saturday's match vs. Nashville SC at 1:30 p.m. at the corner of Waverly Way NE & Edgewood Avenue. Come cheer on the team, play games and hang with fellow 17s!
The festival lasts from 11 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and will include music, food, a parade, kids activities and more. All Festival events are free, except for the Tour of Homes, which takes place Friday, April 28 through Sunday from 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 30 - Atlanta United 2 vs. Philadelphia Union II 2️⃣
Atlanta United 2 will face Philadelphia Union II on April 30 at 6:00 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw. Tickets to the match can be purchased online, and you can watch the livestream on MLSNEXTPro.com.
Atlanta earned its second win and first shutout of the season last week with a 2-0 win over Chicago Fire II. Midfielder Nick Firmino scored a brace, making him the current top goal-scorer in MLS NEXT Pro this season with five goals.