MARIETTA, Ga. -- Marietta city officials have approved site plans for the Atlanta United Football Club's training facility.
The club’s state-of-the-art headquarters facility and training complex will be built on Franklin Road.
City officials said Atlanta United will invest more than $50 million in the area, which they say will add about 80 "high-paying jobs" to the area by 2017.
The training ground will be located on 30 acres between Interstate 75 and Franklin Road. It will have six playing fields and a 28,000 square foot facility that will serve as the home for the clubs first team and youth academy programs.