The Atlanta Silverbacks hold their 2006 playoff fate in their own hands despite last weekend’s disappointing losses to Miami FC. Atlanta can guarantee themselves a spot in the post-season by winning out their four remaining games of the 2006 regular season. This final push to make playoffs will begin this Saturday, September 2 at 7:30 pm against the USL second-place Rochester Raging Rhinos. Saturday night’s match at RE/MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium will conclude the Silverbacks’ 2006 regular season home games. Since the stadium’s grand opening on June 3, the ‘Backs have earned a 7-3-3 home record in which they have outscored their opponents 24-16. Atlanta’s successful home season has kept the team in playoff contention, but the Silverbacks will need to focus and finish the season strong to continue into post-season play. Atlanta currently sits in 7th place, just two points behind Seattle and three points behind Miami; the Silverbacks have a game-in-hand over both teams.
Tickets for Saturday night’s game are available, however, after midnight Friday night remaining tickets will only be available through the online “print-at-home” option. Tickets will also be available at the stadium box office starting at 5:00 pm on Saturday. Please purchase your tickets early! If you have a party of 20 or more people coming out to see the game, call the ticket office to learn about group rates. Upper level parking opens at 5:30 pm and the stadium gates open at 6:00 pm. For more information call 1-866-GO-BACKS or visit www.atlantasilverbacks.com. Due to the high demand for tickets in recent weeks, we recommend purchasing tickets early and we ask for your patience when calling or going online - a representative will get back to you as soon as possible.
SPECIAL CELEBRATION FOR LAST HOME GAME
In a show of appreciation to fans and in commemoration of the first season at RE/MAX Greater Atlanta Stadium, the Silverbacks have planned an exciting evening with much more than just a great soccer match. The first 500 fans through the gate will receive 2006 Silverbacks team cards. D.J. Grayson, a talented young musician, will sing the national anthem before the start of the match. For the past five years, the 13-year-old singer/songwriter has been performing at summer bashes, A-list parties, and most recently had a marquis performance at Atlantic Station. The Silverbacks will also put on a spectacular fireworks display above the stadium following the match. With playoffs on the line, the Silverbacks will battle for the win and fans will get to see a great game.
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