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Atlanta Silverbacks Park

Atlanta, GA

Home of the Atlanta Silverbacks



Atlanta Silverbacks Park (map it)
3200 Atlanta Silverbacks Way
Atlanta, GA 30340

Atlanta Silverbacks website

Atlanta Silverbacks Park website

Year Opened: 2006

Capacity: 5,000

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Soccer Silverbacks

Atlanta Silverbacks Park is home of the Atlanta Silverbacks Soccer team which plays in the North American Soccer League (NASL). The Park was opened in 2006 and has been home to the Silverbacks ever since.

Originally known as RE/MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta Silverbacks Park seats 5,000 people and the team plays on the surface called FieldTurf. There are four different fields within the stadium complex, including the main field at the stadium. The Silverbacks women’s team of the USL W-League, and other lower level teams play at the park as well.

With Atlanta United FC, the new Major League Soccer team, not starting until 2017, the Silverbacks are the only major professional soccer team in town. And over the years, the Silverbacks have established a strong following, and the stadium experience is a big reason why. Located in the metro Atlanta area, Atlanta Silverbacks Park is a solid place to watch professional soccer all year round.


What is FANFARE?

The FANFARE scale is our metric device for rating each stadium experience. It covers the following:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Atmosphere
  • Neighborhood
  • Fans
  • Access
  • Return on Investment
  • Extras

Each area is rated from 0 to 5 stars with 5 being the best. The overall composite score is the "FANFARE Score".

Food & Beverage    3

There are a few small concession stands scattered at the stadium, but the main place to grab food and drinks is a restaurant called Extra Time Bar and Grill.

The restaurant serves alcohol, soda and food such as hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken tenders for an average price of $6. Extra Time Bar and Grill provides both outdoor and indoor seating, and it gives fans a great view of the action.

There is also the VIP seating where you get unlimited food and drinks, and you can watch the game on a big-screen at a VIP tent. It costs $100, but you get your money's worth.

Atmosphere    4

Atlanta Silverbacks Park is located in a very interesting spot. You'll find the stadium just off spaghetti junction which is where Interstate 285 and Interstate 85 meet. However, this location means that traffic can be interesting.

Once you get to the stadium, it's another world. The seats are close to the field, so you get a good feel for the action. And one of the things that stands out is the train located above the north end of the stadium. I'm not sure why it's there, but it's an interesting touch.

There are no cheerleaders or drum line band, but there is a group of die hard fans that are singing and cheering all game long.They can either annoy you or entertain you as a fan, but there is no doubt that their energy is impressive.

Neighborhood    2

One of the biggest problems with Atlanta Silverbacks Park is the location. It is a safe area, but do not expect to find restaurants, hotels, shops or gas stations within walking distance of the park.

Fans    4

The Silverbacks fans are a very good reason to come to a Silverbacks game. They are loud, intelligent, and they are always having a good time. The fans in the Atlanta area are starting to really get into soccer, which means they will support the only professional team in the area. And with the team doing work with children throughout the year, the Silverbacks are a well-known team in the area.

Access    2

Silverbacks Park is located off the interchange, which can be a very difficult commute, especially during a weeknight game. There is only one way to enter the stadium which means there is only one way to get to the parking lots ($5). That also means there is one way to get out of the stadium, so leaving early could be an option in order to not lose your mind. There is a MARTA transit station located nearby, but using it at night might not be the best idea.

Return on Investment    4

Tickets for a Silverbacks game will cost around $10-$20, a very good price for a professional soccer game. The Silverbacks normally play quality soccer, so fans will not be disappointed. There is also the VIP tickets which have everything you want when it comes to food, drinks and watching the game. And parking is cheap with the cost of being $5, so the overall investment is well worth the experience you will have.

Extras    3

One extra point for the very friendly staff. They are helpful and always attentive.

Another point goes to the walkway at one end of the stadium that is over the goal. It's a good way to watch the game from a different point of view.

One point goes to the location. It may not be ideal in terms of traffic, but it's in a secluded part of the Doraville neighborhood and it gives the stadium more of a soccer feel.

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Crowd Reviews

Gorillas Emerging from the Mist: Atlanta Silverbacks Still Going Strong

Total Score: 3.43

  • Food & Beverage: 5
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 1
  • Fans: 4
  • Access: 2
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 4

The history of pro soccer in Atlanta is a bit muddled, but for any of you who doubt its continued existence, I’m here to let you know that it is alive and well. Founded in 1995 as members of the Division-2 A-League, the Atlanta Silverbacks have weathered many a storm to keep playing today.

Bouncing between leagues and stadiums for years, the club (and its many auxiliaries – which includes practice squads, women’s squads and youth rec leagues) found a home in 2006 in Chamblee, Ga. A brief hiatus held them back in ’09 and ’10, but for the 2011 campaign the team triumphantly returned to action, now in the North American Soccer League.

So yes, much like the city when Sherman burned it during the Civil War, the Silverbacks have come back. But does that alone mean it’s worth going to a game?

Plant It In the Net With the Apes

Total Score: 3.29

  • Food & Beverage: 3
  • Atmosphere 4
  • Neighborhood: 2
  • Fans: 5
  • Access: 2
  • RoI: 4
  • Extras: 3

Atlanta has a long history of professional soccer, going back to the 1960’s and the Atlanta Chiefs. The current incarnation of soccer is the Atlanta Silverbacks men’s North American Soccer League team and the Atlanta Silverbacks women’s semi-professional team. Both teams utilize Atlanta Silverbacks Park as their home field. Silverbacks Park is a 5,000-seat stadium located in Atlanta’s northern suburbs. It features a FieldTurf surface. The stadium is part of a bigger soccer complex, featuring four full-sized soccer fields which service Atlanta’s very active amateur and youth soccer leagues. The stadium opened in 2006.

A Silverback is a breed of gorilla and was chosen as the team’s name in honor of Willie B, a much-loved gorilla who lived for more than 50 years at Zoo Atlanta. Any Atlanta native has fond memories of Willie B. and his antics, such as watching his own TV and siring future generations of Willie Bs.

Unfortunately, like the gorilla, the Silverbacks may be on the endangered species list, as Atlanta recently was awarded a Major League Soccer franchise, which will begin play in 2017 at the Atlanta Falcons' retractable-roof stadium presently under construction in downtown Atlanta. For now, the team is on solid ground, as it has a very loyal fan base.

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