Friday, June 02, 2006

Atlanta's New Stadium

There's a new stadium in town. At the corner of I-285 and I-85, known as Spaghetti Junction, the newly built Remax Greater Atlanta Stadium, a soccer specific stadium (SSS) will host it's first game this Saturday evening as the Atlanta Silverbacks take on the Charleston Battery.

The biggest event to date for the Atlanta soccer community has almost arrived – RE/MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium opens this Saturday at 7:30 pm. The buzz about the new stadium has begun around the city, the state, and the region, and with two days remaining before the home opener tickets are selling fast. Silverbacks’ owner Boris Jerkunica delivered season tickets to Governor Sunny Perdue this morning. Atlanta Silverbacks Park, home to the Silverbacks’ new stadium, is a world-class soccer facility unique to the region. The complex includes the 3,000-seat RE/MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium, two top-quality, full-size satellite fields, and state-of-the-art lighting. Opening day and all the games to follow will be much more than merely a soccer match. In addition to professional soccer, attendees will experience a night full events designed to entertain all types of visitors. Avid soccer fans will watch the excitement of the professional game from only a few feet away, future soccer stars will get an up-close look at their favorite players as they dream about making it to the pro level, and people looking for a great way to start a summer evening will relax and enjoy RE/MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium and all it has to offer. The Silverbacks Men will face off against their longtime rivals, the Charleston Battery at 7:30 pm. The two teams met last weekend in Charleston looking to earn the first bragging rights of the season. However, the game ended in a 0-0 tie, making this weekend’s game even more important for the Silverbacks. Atlanta needs the win not only for the pride in beating a rival, but also to improve upon their 0-3-2 start to the season. For ticket information call 1-866-GO-BACKS or visit