first_img Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility The upcoming MLS All-Star Game could be one to go down in the record books.Next Wednesday’s match between the MLS All-Stars and Juventus is poised to have the second highest all-star crowd in history, according to MLS EVP Dan Courtemanche.“We’ve had tremendous success with our All-Star weeks throughout the years, but this will be the biggest and best ever,” Courtemanche said.More than 72,250 people would need to attend to dethrone the 1958 NFL Pro Bowl Game of its second-place all-star attendance spot. Courtemanche said ticket sales recently hit 70,000.“It really is the incredible soccer fans in Georgia and throughout the southeast that will make a historic All-Star week and really showcase Atlanta and Mercedes-Benz stadium and the incredible environment we see each and every week at Atlanta United matches,” he said.Courtemanche said Atlanta United Owner Arthur Blank’s leadership has helped to draw the largest crowds in MLS history to the games. Since the Atlanta United started playing in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, game attendance has peaked at more than 70,000.“The unprecedented success of Atlanta United is really an incredible statement about the passionate soccer fans in the southeast. They’re young, diverse, their digitally savvy and consuming the sport of soccer in record numbers,” he said. “Arthur has put together a tremendous both team on and off the field … and the organization continues to over deliver.”Tickets for the match held at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium are currently being sold for $30 each on Ticketmaster. Share Related Stories ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Add to My List In My List For Whom The Bell Rings last_img read more