PGA TOUR Superstore continues to dominate the golf retail industry, recently announcing it will open at least six new stores in 2019 as it accelerates its growth strategy to expand its brick-and-mortar presence by more than 50 percent over the next three years. New locations include: North Miami, Austin, Denver, Sarasota and two stores in Boston. PGA TOUR Superstore’s model has demonstrated continued success, serving more than 7.5 million customers annually.
In September 2018, the Home Depot Backyard, an 11-acre greenspace adjacent to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, opened for fans and the community. The space is a flex use area for tailgating and parking on game days, as well as a beautiful park drawing a broad range of community programming on non-event days.
During the 2018 season, Atlanta United had more than one million fans attend home matches at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In addition to playoff matches, the attendance mark includes all home Regular Season matches as well as the U.S. Open Cup match held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The club currently holds the MLS record for single-game attendance, single-season average and total home attendance.
A partnership between the Blank Family Foundation and community-led organizations, Westside Works is a program focused on providing job training and creating employment opportunities for residents of Atlanta’s historic Westside communities that neighbor Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Launched in 2014, Westside Works has trained more than 500 residents in the fields of construction, culinary, nursing, and IT, representing more than $15 million in wages earned by graduates.