Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 15, 2014
Saturday August 16, Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead will open its doors at 7am to celebrate the launch of the 2014 Premiership season, anticipating 200+ fans by mid-morning. Opening weekend fixtures line up all the top teams from the Premiership starting with Manchester United at 7:30am. Fans can expect the veteran staff at Fado are prepared to accommodate the live coverage and UK kick-off times all season long with plenty of coffee, hot food and cold beer. The launch party festivities this Saturday include giveaways, a free breakfast buffet from 9.30a.m - 10.30a.m., predictor games and jersey giveaways.
Fado Irish Pub is a top soccer bar in Atlanta, the winner of numerous "best of" awards, and since 1996 soccer fans in Atlanta have called it headquarters. To be the best soccer bar in the city requires a few key ingredients but the most important being the fans who make up the various supporters clubs of the biggest teams in the world. Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Everton, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs rank among the most popular teams in the EPL and for over 40 weeks out of a year, their local supporters clubs in Atlanta (made up of 100+ members each) make the weekly pilgrimage to pubs on game day.
Ahead of last season, David Herman, Director of Marketing for ONE UNITED USA, the Manchester United Membership and Supporters Club of America, explains, “For years, soccer fans have known that they could come to Fado to catch an EPL game and that they would be sitting amongst 200 other passionate club supporters. We hope that the NBC take over finally legitimizes soccer as a top sport in America.”
NBC coverage gave a much needed boost to the EPL in the United States last season. While the television ratings soared and records were broken, the interest peaked in local soccer bars too. As the sport continues to grow in popularity in the States, soccer bars, like Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead, will continue to see its business on Saturday and Sunday mornings grow as well.
For more information, contact Ellen Peacock at epeacock(at)fadoirishpub(dot)com or 404-455-5940.
Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant, located at 273 Buckhead Ave in Atlanta, is a favorite of International, US, and MLS soccer fans. Fadó is a proud member of the Official US Soccer Bar program and is the city's go-to spot for English Premier League, USA Men's, Champions League, La Liga, Serie A, Scottish Premier League, World Cup and much more.
For more information go to http://www.fadoirishpub.com/atlanta/sports.