Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today that the U.S. Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer) will relocate its headquarters and build a national training center (NTC) in Fayette County. The $228 million investment is expected to create 440 jobs. The Town Stage at Trilith will host the celebration on December 13, with state and local officials, U.S. Soccer Board members, and athletes in attendance.
Governor Kemp expressed excitement, stating, “U.S. Soccer joins a long and proud tradition of sports in the Peach State, including our fast-growing soccer fanbase. This project will solidify Georgia’s position at the forefront of this increasingly popular sport.”
Earlier this year, U.S. Soccer had announced metro Atlanta as the narrowed location for its new training center and headquarters. The facility will serve as the national hub for the training and competition of U.S. Soccer’s Men’s, Women’s, Youth, and Extended National Teams. It will also contribute to youth player development, coaching and referee training, and overall soccer growth in the United States.
U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone stated, “The NTC will help player development at the highest level and serve as a central destination to support and inspire players across the country. Beyond its national importance, the NTC will be an institution firmly rooted in its community.”
The groundbreaking at the site is anticipated in spring 2024. U.S. Soccer invites interested individuals to visit www.ussoccer.com/jobs to explore job opportunities.
Darryl A. Hicks, Board Chairman of the Fayette County Development Authority, expressed gratitude and enthusiasm, saying, “We look forward to welcoming the U.S. Soccer Federation to their new hometown in Fayette County, Georgia.”
Katie Kirkpatrick, President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, highlighted the collaborative effort, stating, “Our country’s enthusiasm for the sport of soccer keeps growing as the momentum builds around the FIFA World Cup 2026, and we are pleased to officially welcome U.S. Soccer to their new home in Fayette County.”
GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson emphasized the significance of the U.S. Soccer investment, stating, “Georgia’s connectivity makes it easy for teams and fans from around the world to travel here and experience the diverse communities and landscapes that make Georgia a top U.S. travel destination.”
The move is seen as a significant opportunity for Georgia, with the soccer community and sports enthusiasts anticipating the positive impact on the state’s soccer landscape.