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Atlanta is set to become the new home of US soccer, as the US Soccer Federation announced plans to build a national training center and new headquarters in the city. The project, which will cost an estimated $200 million, will include a state-of-the-art facility with 12 fields, a stadium, a hotel, and offices for the federation and its partners.

The training center will be located in Stonecrest, a suburb of Atlanta, and will serve as the base for all US national teams, from youth to senior levels. The center will also host camps, clinics, tournaments, and events for players, coaches, referees, and fans. The federation hopes that the center will help develop the next generation of soccer talent and foster a culture of excellence and innovation.

The new headquarters will be located in downtown Atlanta, near the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where Atlanta United plays its home games. The headquarters will house the federation’s administrative and technical staff, as well as its media and marketing operations. The headquarters will also feature a museum and a hall of fame to celebrate the history and achievements of US soccer.

The federation expects to break ground on both projects in 2024 and complete them by 2026. The federation’s president, Cindy Parlow Cone, said that the move to Atlanta was a strategic decision that will benefit US soccer in the long term.

“Atlanta is a vibrant and diverse city that shares our passion for soccer and our vision for the future. By establishing our new home in Atlanta, we will be able to attract and retain the best talent, collaborate with our partners, and engage with our fans and stakeholders. We are excited to embark on this new chapter of US soccer and look forward to making Atlanta the capital of soccer in America.”