Fans crowd downtown Atlanta for Comic Con, soccer, SEC football
Some were downtown for their fixes of sci-fi, comics or horror. Others whetted their appetites for fall and the near-religion of Southern sports — college football. Tens of thousands more sought the thrills of another kind of football — as in fútbol, soccer, the beautiful game.
From Comic Con to the pre-season kickoff to SEC football to World Cup and Atlanta United soccer, downtown was filled with a mix of events, normally typical of the Labor Day weekend, attracting tens of thousands to the blocks around Centennial Olympic Park.
As much as Atlanta is an American football town on fall Saturdays and Sundays, it was a soccer town this Sunday.
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