Bad Weather, Quick Turnaround Could Hurt Atlanta Parade Turnout
Atlanta United will celebrate its first MLS Cup win today with a parade beginning at 10:00am ET. The route begins in downtown Atlanta and "ends at The Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium." A celebration "with the players and coaches, as well as team owner Arthur Blank," starts at 12:00pm (BIZJOURNALS.com, 12/9). Cold, rain and a "quick turnaround for the Monday morning parade could keep the crowds down." Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Scott Kreher, when asked for a crowd prediction, said, "We really don't have a clue. This is all new to us." Atlanta United's title is the first for a major pro sports team in the city since the '95 Braves (ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, 12/10).