The Golden Spike: Inspiring Tradition

On matchday, an Atlanta tradition is born.

90 minutes before Atlanta United take the field, the players will arrive at the American Family Insurance Fan Village to sign the Golden Spike, followed by the club's faithful fans and supporters (All are invited to sign it). Approximately 45 minutes prior to kickoff, Atlanta United supporters will march to the stadium carrying the Golden Spike, signed by all, as a symbol of unity and strength. Join the supporters, join the movement. 

In the stadium, the Golden Spike will be hammered into the railroad platform fronting the supporters section with the stadium chanting…. A-T-L…A-T-L….A-T-L.  At the Golden spike, every strike rings true to our hearts.  

After the final whistle, the Golden Spike will be hammered in by a player, an honor voted on by the fans (via Twitter). 

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