MLL Atlanta Blaze Making Mid-Season Move To New Home Venue
The MLL Atlanta Blaze will "play the rest of its home games this season at Atlanta Silverbacks Park," with the move coming "just months after the team relocated to Grady Stadium in Midtown Atlanta following a three-year stint at Fifth Third Bank Stadium near Kennesaw State," according to Eric Jackson of the ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE. The midseason switch was "prompted by the resurfacing of the running track at Grady Stadium." Another "deciding factor to switch venues was a clash in schedule as the Blaze's final home game coincides with Music Midtown," which will be held across the street from Grady Stadium. After a "solid turnout" during the Blaze's inaugural season in '16, the team has "ranked toward the bottom of the league in attendance." The Blaze for now are "temporary tenants" at Atlanta Silverbacks Park, a 5,000-seat soccer stadium (BIZJOURNALS.com, 8/2).