MLS investigating as fireworks leave fan injured at All-Star Game
A fan at the MLS All-Star Game suffered a minor injury when pyrotechnic debris fell into seats at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Wednesday, prompting the league to open an investigation.
MLS issued a statement to WSB-2 TV in Atlanta, in response to its report that a spectator sustained minor burns during the pregame show at the All-Star Game.
“During the pregame show for last night’s MLS All-Star Game, a limited amount of debris from the pyrotechnics fell into a section of the seating bowl. One individual received medical treatment at the venue’s first aid center,” MLS’ statement said.
“Prior to the event, the pyrotechnic vendor engaged by Major League Soccer had conducted a number of tests in compliance with state and local laws and regulations. The safety and enjoyment of our fans is a top priority for Major League Soccer and we are continuing to investigate the incident.”
An Atlanta fire marshal responded but reported no major injuries, WSB reported.
The All-Star Game record crowd saw Serie A champions Juventus beat the MLS All-Stars in a penalty shootout and after the match the Atlanta Police said there were no major incidents surrounding the game and that they considered it an operational success, according to the report.