Well, here’s some news that will make some area soccer fans green with envy.

Atlanta United Friday announced that Mercedes-Benz Stadium will host fans at 50 percent capacity for the club’s first home match of the Major League Soccer season against Chicago Fire FC April 24.

The size of the crowds have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and how regions have been impacted.

The club said that it will continue to work with local authorities and MLS to evaluate future capacity on a match-by-match basis. Information on capacity for the May 15 home match vs. CF Montreal will be communicated in late April.

“We’re excited to be able to kick off our 2021 season at 50 percent capacity,” United Chief Business Officer Catie Griggs said in a statement. “This allows for seating pods to remain distanced from one another, while providing more of our season ticket members the opportunity to safely attend our first match.”

Health and safety guidelines will remain in place for Atlanta United matches, including required face coverings while not actively eating or drinking, social distancing in concourses and queues, enhanced sanitization, reduced pre-match activities and assigned seating in all areas including the supporters sections.

Red Bull Arena can have 30 percent capacity for Red Bulls games, although the home team has decided to keep crowds at 15 percent for the time being.

New York City FC can only have 10 percent capacity at Yankee Stadium.