We’ve known for a few months that U.S. Soccer was coming to metro Atlanta and now the exact ‘where’ has been announced. Fayette County will be home to a nearly $230 million investment, 440 new jobs and a never-ending train of athletes, coaches and officials traveling through to visit the facility. An official celebration will take place on December 13 at the Town Stage at Trilith.

“After announcing in September that U.S. Soccer was coming to Georgia, it’s exciting to officially welcome them to their new home in Fayette County,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “U.S. Soccer joins a long and proud tradition of sports in the Peach State, including our fast-growing soccer fanbase. This project will solidify Georgia’s position at the forefront of this increasingly popular sport, from the success of our own Atlanta United team to the FIFA World Cup 2026 events in a few short years.”

The facility will serve as the training center for 27 different teams, not just the Men’s and Women’s national teams but also Youth and Extended National Teams. It will also focus on development of youth players, coaching and referee training and aim to drive the continued increasing popularity of soccer in the U.S.

“We’re proud to be building a home that will support the future of soccer in America,” said U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone. “The NTC will help player development at the highest level and serve as a central destination to support and inspire players across the country as well as a hub of knowledge and resources for all our member organizations. Beyond its national importance, the NTC will be an institution firmly rooted in its community. U.S. Soccer will work with local officials and corporate partners on the ground to engage the vibrant communities in Fayette County and the metro-Atlanta area to build new career pathways to sport, connect with fans, and grow the soccer community.”

Groundbreaking is anticipated for next spring and a number of jobs are already available.

“U.S. Soccer’s decision to locate in metro Atlanta was supported by a team effort of local and state organizations working together – and it was bolstered by keen interest and generous support from our business community, including extraordinary leaders like Arthur Blank,” said Katie Kirkpatrick, President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “Our country’s enthusiasm for the sport of soccer keeps growing as the momentum builds around the FIFA World Cup 2026, and we are pleased to officially welcome U.S. Soccer to their new home in Fayette County.”

The announcement is also likely a long-term coup for Atlanta United, with many more fans developing thanks to the presence of the national federation. Atlanta’s Major League Soccer team is already at or near sell-out capacity for most matches at Mercedes-Benz Stadium but merchandise and other secondary kinds of revenue may see a bump. The team is already ranked as the third most valuable according to Forbes at approximately $850 million, about $50 million more than the fourth team, the New York City Football Club.


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