Law enforcement agencies work to keep soccer fans safe during MLS All-Star week

The week culminates with the big game on Wednesday.

ATLANTA — Thousands of soccer fans are in Atlanta for the Major League Soccer All-Star game.

On Sunday night, fans gathered for a 2 Chainz concert at the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark.

<p>Local agencies work to keep fans safe during MLS All-Star weekend</p>

Local agencies work to keep fans safe during MLS All-Star weekend

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A roster of MLS players, including Atlanta United’s own Miguel Almirón, Josef Martínez, Brad Guzan, Ezequiel Barco and Michael Parkhurst, take on Italian club, Juventus.

“I can’t believe Atlanta has taken MLS to this level. This is amazing," said soccer fan Wes Hall. “It is energizing. It is so vibrant here."

As fans partied it up, Atlanta police officers were out in full force securing streets, entry points and the venue to ensure people were safe.

The week is filled with activities before the big game on Wednesday.


Monday's events include the Men in Blazers Live MLS All-Star Extravaganza where hosts Michael Davies and Roger Bennett will interview all-star players, coaches, legends and local celebrities at the Tabernacle. It's $15 to enter.

An opening training session by the MLS all-stars highlights Tuesday's list of activities. There's an open training session by Juventus, the MLS all-star's opponent in the All-Star Game, that day, too. Both of those sessions are at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and cost $10. Tuesday's events also include another eMLS All-Star Challenge, a Special Olympics match and a game featuring MLS best young players vs. Tigres UANL's under-20 team.

The main event kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Tickets are still available. MLS invites fans down early for the soccer celebration in International Plaza. It's free and includes a fan zone, player appearances, prizes and more.