On matchday, an Atlanta tradition is born.

90 minutes before Atlanta United take the field, the players arrive at Mercedes-Benz Stadium to sign the Golden Spike, followed by the club's faithful fans and supporters (All are invited to sign it). Then, just minutes before the players walk out for kickoff, a select number of Atlanta United supporters march and carry the Golden Spike through the supporters section and to the platform fronting it. Join the supporters, join the movement, this is a relic signed by all, as a symbol of unity and strength.

The Golden Spike is then hammered into the railroad platform by a chosen ATLien with the stadium chanting…. A-T-L with every strike, a sound ringing true to our hearts.

After the final whistle, a smaller Golden Spike is awarded to a player, an honor voted on by the fans (via Twitter). In addition, he is also given one to keep as reminder of his performance, and the experience with the fans that he can cherish forever.

Be early, stay late, and be part of a culture driven by tradition and rooted in the ATL.

 2017 GOLDEN SPIKE HITTERS

March 5, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta rapper Yung Joc

Opponent: New York Red Bulls

March 18, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan

Opponent: Chicago Fire

April 30, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Former Atlanta Falcons player Vic Beasley

Opponent: D.C. United

May 20, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta Dream player Tiffany Hayes

Opponent: Houston Dynamo

May 28, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Major General Joe Jarrard

Opponent: New York City FC

June 17, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Former Atlanta Braves player Dale Murphy

Opponent: Columbus Crew

June 24, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Former Atlanta Hawks player Dennis Schröder

Opponent: Colorado Rapids

July 4, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Long distance runner Aliphine Tuliamuk

Opponent: San Jose Earthquakes

July 29, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta record producer Metro Boomin

Opponent: Orlando City

September 10, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta singer Zac Brown

Opponent: FC Dallas

September 13, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame

Opponent: New England Revolution

September 16, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank

Opponent: Orlando City

September 20, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta hip-hop artist Archie Eversole

Opponent: LA Galaxy

September 24, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Unite & Conquer Cancer Captain Muna Ahmed

Opponent: Montreal Impact

September 27, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Former Atlanta Braves player Andruw Jones

Opponent: Philadelphia Union

October 3, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta United Founding Member Ren Sato

Opponent: Minnesota United

October 22, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz

Opponent: Toronto FC

October 26, 2017

Golden Spike Hitter: Georgia Swarm player Jordan MacIntosh

Opponent: Columbus Crew

 2018 GOLDEN SPIKE HITTERS

March 11, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta United #17

Opponent: D.C. United

March 17, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Unite & Conquer Cancer Warrior LJ Tucker

Opponent: Vancouver Whitecaps

April 7, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta artist and tifo creator Vera Zeigler

Opponent: Los Angeles FC

April 15, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta artist Greg Mike

Opponent: New York City FC

April 28, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Former Atlanta Falcons and Braves player Brian Jordan

Opponent: Montreal Impact

May 9, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Former Juventus player Edgar Davids

Opponent: Sporting KC

May 20, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta rapper T-Pain

Opponent: New York Red Bulls

June 2, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta hip-hop duo YoungBloodZ

Opponent: Philadelphia Union

June 20, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Former Atlanta Dream player Angel McCoughtry

Opponent: Chicago Fire

June 24, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta Falcons player Calvin Ridley

Opponent: Portland Timbers

June 30, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Former professional boxer Evander Holyfield

Opponent: Orlando City

July 15, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta rapper Killer Mike

Opponent: Seattle Sounders

July 21, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Former professional soccer player Clint Mathis

Opponent: D.C. United

August 4, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Olympic athlete Elana Meyers Taylor

Opponent: Toronto FC

August 19, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta Hawks player John Collins

Opponent: Columbus Crew

September 22, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Unite & Conquer Cancer Warrior Jonathan Espinosa

Opponent: Real Salt Lake

October 6, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta rapper Jeezy

Opponent: New England Revolution

October 21, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Former Atlanta United Unified player Ty Truman

Opponent: Chicago Fire

November 11, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta singer Lloyd

Opponent: New York City FC

November 25, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Rapper Big Boi

Opponent: New York Red Bulls

December 8, 2018

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank

Opponent: Portland Timbers

 2019 GOLDEN SPIKE HITTERS

March 10, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Former professional boxer Roy Jones Jr.

Opponent: FC Cincinnati

March 13, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Musician & producer Dallas Austin

Opponent: CF Monterrey

March 17, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta hip-hop group Goodie Mob

Opponent: Philadelphia Union

April 20, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Rock band Widespread Panic

Opponent: FC Dallas

April 27, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Former Atlanta Hawks player Dominique Wilkins

Opponent: Colorado Rapids

May 8, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta singer LaTocha Scott

Opponent: Toronto FC

May 12, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank

Opponent: Orlando City

May 29, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta Dream Head Coach Nicki Collen

Opponent: Minnesota United

June 1, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Rapper Boosie

Opponent: Chicago Fire

June 29, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta Hawks player Cam Reddish

Opponent: Montreal Impact

July 7, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta author and photographer Kate T. Parker

Opponent: New York Red Bulls

July 17, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Television personality and singer Tammy Rivera

Opponent: Houston Dynamo

July 21, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Director and actor Ron Howard

Opponent: D.C. United

August 3, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Staff Sergeant Jonelle Morrow and family

Opponent: LA Galaxy

August 11, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Former UGA and NFL player Champ Bailey

Opponent: New York City FC

August 14, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: DJ EU

Opponent: Club America

August 27, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Internet personality and host D.C. Young Fly

Opponent: Minnesota United

September 14, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Unite & Conquer Cancer Warrior Andrew Jiminez

Opponent: Columbus Crew

September 21, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Musician and songwriter Chuck Leavell

Opponent: San Jose Earthquakes

October 6, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Musician and songwriter Kristian Bush

Opponent: New England Revolution

October 19, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Former professional wrestler Ric Flair

Opponent: New England Revolution

October 24, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: 2x Olympic gold medalist Edwin Moses

Opponent: Philadelphia Union

October 30, 2019

Golden Spike Hitter: Former Atlanta Hawks player Dikembe Mutombo

Opponent: Toronto FC

 2020 GOLDEN SPIKE HITTERS

March 7, 2020

Golden Spike Hitter: Rapper Trinidad James

Opponent: FC Cincinnati

August 22, 2020

Golden Spike Hitter: Piedmont Nurse Chrissa Hofstetter

Opponent: Nashville SC

August 29, 2020

Golden Spike Hitter: Retired Navy Corpsman Joe Worley

Opponent: Orlando City

September 2, 2020

Golden Spike Hitter: Unite & Conquer Cancer Warrior Kellen Warnick

Opponent: Inter Miami CF

September 19, 2020

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta Hip-hop artist Jacquees

Opponent: Inter Miami CF

September 23, 2020

Golden Spike Hitter: Unite & Conquer Cancer Warrior Dani Cuevas

Opponent: FC Dallas

October 7, 2020

Golden Spike Hitter: Producer Ozzie Areu

Opponent: Orlando City

October 10, 2020

Golden Spike Hitter: AMB Family Foundation Program Specialist Jacoria Borders

Opponent: New York Red Bulls

October 24, 2020

Golden Spike Hitter: Atlanta rapper Kodie Shane

Opponent: D.C. United

November 1, 2020

Golden Spike Hitter: Cherokee County Election Office Assistant Director Jennifer Akins

Opponent: FC Dallas