Inside Atlanta United's Fan Culture

If there’s one constant this club can rely on, it’s the enthusiasm from the stands that’s sure to radiate throughout Mercedes-Benz Stadium come game day

By WABE 90.1 FM

Written by Courtney Kueppers, WABE

Atlanta United Fan Group Terminus Legion by Courtesy of Terminus LegionWABE 90.1 FM

Atlanta has only had an MLS team for a couple of years, but before that, there were pockets of soccer fans throughout the city.

Atlanta United Fan Group Resurgence by Courtesy of ResurgenceWABE 90.1 FM

In 2015, a group of friends sitting around a table at Brewhouse Café began to wonder if there was space for another official Atlanta United fan group. They would go on to form Resurgence.

Atlanta United Fan Group Footie Mob by Courtesy of Footie MobWABE 90.1 FM

Creating an experience for members of the supporter group he helped start is front of mind for Curtis Jenkins, who started Footie Mob.

The name is a nod to the Atlanta hip-hop group Goodie Mob.

Atlanta United Fan Group Faction by Courtesy of The FactionWABE 90.1 FM

The humble beginnings for The Faction — the family-focused supporter group — began during the 2015 World Cup while neighbors watched the women's team compete.

Atlanta United Win by Todd Kirkland/Associated PressWABE 90.1 FM

Members of the supporter groups acknowledged they have some small strife amongst themselves, but one thing is clear, inside the stadium, they have a unified goal.

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