Hey 17's, you ready for Chapter 3?
Soccer in the ATL has returned, and we’re marching into the season with a week full of events culminating with our home opener on March 10th.
Our City. Our Club. Rowdy and Proud.
It's time to March to Soccer
Click through each day to learn more about how to get involved
Saturday, March 3rd
Our March to Soccer kickoff begins with our pubs. Join us at any official Pub Partner location to cheer on the 5-Stripes as they battle it out in Washington, DC. There will be giveaways, swag, and an atmosphere you won’t want to miss.
- Where: Click here for our full list of pub partners
- When: March 3rd, 5pm
- Attire: Red, black and gold
Tuesday, March 5th
It’s back, Atlanta. Takeover Tuesday is coming to a neighborhood near you and it’s time to get your flags out for the 2019 season. Join us as we take over the city in a vibrant display of our strength and passion to Atlanta United. Follow us on social to stay tuned for more details.
Community Day - Pop-Up Pitches
Wednesday, March 6th
Atlanta United will be “popping-up” at locations around metro-Atlanta for youth pick-up games on Wednesday, March 6 and we need our 17’s to help! We invite our fans to volunteer as a “celebrity” coach/player/helpers for the matches, pass out giveaways and get the youth in our city hyped up for the upcoming season.
JF KENNEDY PARK
Address: 700 Orr St. Atlanta, GA
Time: 5:30-6:30pm (5:00pm arrival)
LARRY BELL PARK
Address: 445 S. Marietta Pkwy SE Marietta, GA
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm (4:30pm arrival)
VIRIDIAN BY COURTLAND presented by Apartments.com
Address: 3421 N. Druid Hills Rd. NE, Decatur, GA 30033
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm. (4:30pm arrival)
All those interested, please fill out the following form by Friday, March 1 at 5:00 PM. Please note that you MUST be able to arrive to the event 30 minutes prior to the actual start time. All volunteers will be notified by the end of the week. All volunteers must be over the age of 18.SIGN UP NOW!
Friday, March 9th
It's the first #5StripeFriday of the 2019 MLS season, so you know we will be blowing this one out. The city of Atlanta will be decked out in the red, black and gold –– and we want you to join in! Share your photos using the hashtag #5StripeFriday to get in on the action and you can be featured on atlutd.com. Follow us on social to find out about our scavenger hunts and special activations around the ATL. Stay tuned for more details!
ATL UTD Block Party - presented by Bulleit
Saturday, March 9th
MLS is back! Join Atlanta United and Atlanta Sport and Social Club for the second annual Block Party. This year we are taking over Edgewood Ave with food & drinks, art, FIFA, and live entertainment you won’t want to miss. Join us the day before the first home match of the season to get hype and celebrate with your fellow 5-Stripes. Note: You must be 21 years or older to attend this event.
- When: March 9th 12:00 - 6:00 pm
- Where: 431 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
- Attire: Red, black and gold
Date: Saturday, March 9th 2019
Hours: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Address: 431 Edgewood Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312
The official event address is: 431 Edgewood Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312
We highly discourage driving to the event. We’ve teamed up with Lyft, the official rideshare partner of Atlanta United, to help you get to and from the event safely. The designated Lyft pick up/drop off area for the Block Party is located at Die Gorgeous (452 Chamberlain St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312).
The public lot at King Memorial National Park is open and subject to availability at 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, and is a short 3 block walk to the Jackson Street Block Party Entrance.
Taking Marta? The Block Party is located a five blocks from the King Memorial Transit Station on the Blue/Green Rail.
There is limited paid street parking in the neighborhood surrounding the Block Party event. Please make sure to obey all posted parking signs to avoid any unpleasant surprises at the end of the day.
Ticket holders will have access to the Block Party, where the live music and activities will take place. Additionally, you must have a ticket in order to redeem your complimentary beverage and souvenir cup.
The Block Party is exclusively 21+. No kids, no babies, no strollers, no pets will be permitted.
The street closure at Edgewood Ave (Boulevard to Jackson) will be accessible to the public of all ages. Our partner bars and restaurants will also be accessible to the public but may enforce a 21+ policy on a bar-by-bar basis.
The Block Party will have all kinds of Atlanta United themed activities including: art and live music, tailgate games, a FIFA Free Play area, foosball tables, ATL UTD retail for sale on-site, The Bud Light tailgate trailer, and plenty of bars to grab a drink.
As much as we love furry friends, they will not be allowed in any areas of the Atlanta United Block Party event.
There are (2) check-in locations for the event. One is located on Boulevard & Edgewood Avenue., in front of Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium. The other is located on Edgewood Avenue & Jackson., in front of Georgia Beer Garden. Look for the Atlanta United tents!
You MUST present a valid, government issued ID at check-in. All block party attendees must be 21+ in order to receive an event wristband, and gain access to the Block Party areas.
Check-In is available from 11:45am - 5:00pm. The event ends at 6:00pm.
- Personal soft backpack or bag (subject to search for prohibited items)
- Atlanta United scarves, flags, noisemakers
- Diabetics food/snacks
- Outside Food or Beverages
- Outside Alcohol
- Tents, Chairs, or Tables
- Coolers or picnic baskets
- Illegal weapons of any kind
Joystick Game Bar
Georgia Beer Garden
MOTHER Bar + Kitchen
Please note that the Block Party is a large event, and there will likely be crowds at the majority of participating bars. We recommend bringing cash for faster service. Please be sure to tip your hard-working bar and wait staff!
Inside the Block Party (ticket holder access only), there are (3) block party bars, featuring the following menu:
- Mules (Bulleit Bourbon, Lunazul Tequila, Deep Eddy Vodka)
- Lunazul Margaritas
- Bud Light
- Goose Island IPA
- Specialty Craft Cocktails
In addition to the designated drink specials each of our partner bars will have a full bar with beverages available for purchase. Non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased from Food Trucks.
Yes! You can take any alcoholic beverage from a partner bar or from the Block Party Central into the streets, however you may not be able to take items from outside a bar into the Edgewood Avenue Partner Bars, based on the bar’s discretion.
Edgewood Avenue SE will be closed from Boulevard to Jackson. Chamberlain Street SE will be closed from Fitzgerald to Jackson.
The streets will reopen at 9:00pm on Saturday, March 9th.
DJ EU will be back and spinning throughout the day. Additional surprise special performances will take place on stage. You don’t want to miss it.
Ticket holders will receive their complimentary beverage and souvenir cup upon entry.
There will be (8) food vendors in the Block Party with food available for purchase. Additionally, several of our partner bars will be running day-of food specials for the duration of the block party.
Yes! We have volunteer shifts available. To sign up to volunteer click here.
Sunday, March 10th
This is the moment we've been waiting for. Atlanta United makes its home debut at Mercedes-Benz Stadium against FC Cincinnati on Sunday, March 10th. The stadium will be opened to its expanded configuration with 70,000+ fans in attendance to roar on the 5-Stripes as they return to our soccer sanctuary. It's time to be rowdy and proud.