Parade to celebrate Atlanta United’s Championship Win

December 9, 2018
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Parade to celebrate Atlanta United's Championship Win

On the heels of the Atlanta United’s victory in the MLS championship game against the Timbers Saturday, the city of Atlanta will be hosting a victory parade and pep rally for the team Monday at 10 a.m.

The parade will begin at the corner of Peachtree St. and Baker St. and will culminate in The Home Depot Backyard for a pep rally, which is set to begin at noon.

Several team and state notables will be participating in the parade, including:

  • Governor Nathan Deal
  • Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
  • Arthur Blank, Owner, Atlanta United
  • Darren Eales, President, Atlanta United
  • Jack Salzwedel, American Family Insurance
  • Steve Cannon, CEO, AMB Group
  • Carlos Bocanegra, General Manager, Atlanta United
  • Catie Griggs, Vice President, Business Development, Atlanta United
  • Players, Coaching Staff, Atlanta United Academy, Atlanta United USL team, Staff and Supporters

Atlanta City Council members were quick to throw in their statements of support for the team. Here’s what they had to say:

“The spirit of camaraderie and teamwork displayed by Atlanta United FC truly is the spirit of Atlanta.  This is a much-needed victory for sports enthusiasts throughout the city.  Atlanta United FC’s success has galvanized a fanbase reflective of our city’s current demographics – people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds love and support this team TOGETHER.  Congratulations Atlanta United on finishing the job and winning the 2018 MLS Cup!” –Felicia A. Moore, Atlanta City Council President        

“I join all of Atlanta in celebrating Atlanta United’s victory tonight in the MLS Cup. They played a tremendous game and had an incredible season. We are so fortunate to have the best soccer fans in the country and now the best team.” -Post 3 At-Large Council member Andre Dickens

“What a feeling! Congratulations to Atlanta United on their historic season and MLS Cup victory. Our hearts are full, our voices are hoarse, and our eyes are wet with joy. The team has captured our hearts from day one and delivered a long overdue championship to our City with equally lofty ambitions. How sweet it is. Thank you to AUFC for lifting our City. Vamos!” -District 2 Council member Amir Farokhi

“I’m thrilled and excited about this victory. The city has embraced Atlanta United and now they’re champions. We are so proud.” -District 1 Council member Carla Smith

“The City of Atlanta congratulates Atlanta United and its incredible fans on their championship and thrilling season. The Five Stripes have truly United Atlanta.” -District 8 Council member J.P. Matzigkeit

“Atlanta United’s MLS Cup victory is a milestone for the city. Atlanta United has galvanized support and excitement from every quadrant of our city. By truly living its foundational five pillars, this team has brought great honor to us all.” -District 6 Council member Jennifer Ide

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