A stadium is one of the most important pieces of a professional sports team. Throughout the United States and Europe, many stadiums serve not only as a playing ground but also as a historical landmark filled with decades of moments that will forever live in the history books.
As of late, soccer has been growing exponentially in the United States, and many MLS clubs have opted to build their own stadiums built just for the sport. Most recently, Los Angeles FC and Atlanta United FC opted for a more soccer-specific and cultural approach. LAFC built its own soccer-specific stadium—Banc of California Stadium—with the goal of creating a more passionate and electrifying environment, something that has been lacking in the MLS for the past decade. Atlanta, on the other hand, plays in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which comes complete with new technology that transforms it from an NFL stadium to a soccer-specific venue.