Atlanta United MLS Cup victory parade: Roads closed downtown

Atlanta united parade preparations 

ATLANTA — Thousands of people attended a parade to celebrate Atlanta United. The home team are national champions.

The parade for the MLS Champion winners began at 10 a.m. in downtown Atlanta.

The parade started at Baker Street and Peachtree Street and ended at the Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for a pep rally at noon.

The open-top bus parade traveled down Baker Street, Marietta Street, and Andrew Young International Boulevard.

All of the Atlanta United players, coaches, owner Arthur Blank, Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and governor Nathan Deal were in attendance.

The Five Stripes beat out the Portland Timbers 2-0 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in front of a record-setting crowd Saturday night.

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“I'm so happy that we won.  I'll definitely be in attendance for the parade,” said fan Charles Bennett.