Atlanta United FC is an American professional soccer team based in Atlanta, Georgia, whose first team began play in 2017 as a member of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer. The team, which was announced by the league as an expansion franchise on April 16, 2014, is owned and operated by Home Depot co-founder and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank. The first team plays their home games at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The reserve team, Atlanta United 2, play their home games at Coolray Field. Based on attendance, Atlanta United FC is the best supported club in MLS.