Atlanta United plays Thursday; here's why you can't attend

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
June 13, 2019 - 8:44 am

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Atlanta United's U.S. Open Cup game against Charleston Battery has been moved to Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, but with a catch. It will be a closed-door event; not open to the public. Fans are only able to view the match on ESPN+.

John Fricke and Hugh Douglas discuss the relocation of the game and why you can't attend.

In addition to it not being fair if Atlanta had a home-crowd advantage in a game that should have been played in Charleston, Fricke explains some of the logistical issues as well.

"They're saying it's too fast to get all the security personnel to run it and to sensure the safety of the fans, sell tickets, sell concessions, sell parking," said Fricke. "You can't just throw it together in 24 hours."