GWCAA campus first convention center/sports-entertainment venue to attain StormReady® status
(ATLANTA - August 27, 2015)
When a tornado ripped through downtown Atlanta on March 14, 2008 leaving a swath of destruction, including considerable damage to the Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Dome and Centennial Olympic Park, it served as a galvanizing event for weather-related emergency management preparation.
Seven years later, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) has stepped up its severe weather preparedness game under a new Public Safety Director/Chief of Police, earning a new seal of approval from the National Weather Service (NWS).
SISTER ACT VON GREY READY TO ROCK BREW ON THE BRICKS WITH EDGY NEW SOUNDS
ATLANTA – (August 25, 2015) The four sisters of Atlanta-based indie folk/pop/rock band von Grey have been a self-contained performing unit for most of their young lives, originally as a classical string and piano quartet playing at recitals, weddings and other formal settings. Each sibling started classical training when she turned five-years-old with lessons twice a week, but the lure of pop music came a-calling, and the sisters began to expand beyond violin, viola, cello and piano. They learned rock, Top 40, country and folk instruments, branching out on guitar, mandolin, banjo, percussion and electronic keyboards, playing songs by the likes of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tracy Chapman.
Advisory: Busy Holiday Weekend around the GWCCA Campus
(ATLANTA ,June 29, 2015) Several citywide events are taking place downtown during the Independence Day weekend, including the Fourth of July Celebration in Centennial Olympic Park, the citywide Peachtree Road Race, and the 2015 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous in the Georgia World Congress Center. With the increased number of downtown visitors, attendees are encouraged to take MARTA, or if driving, purchase parking passes online in advance.
FALCONS ANNOUNCE 2015 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
Flowery Branch, GA (Apr. 21, 2015)The National Football League today released the 2015 regular season schedule. This year, Atlanta’s schedule includes two nationally televised games, including an opening weekend appearance on ESPN’s Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles (Week 1) and a Thursday Night Football matchup at New Orleans (Week 6).
Georgia Dome’s Ken Jefferson Inducted into the ACVB Hospitality Hall of Fame
Atlanta (Nov. 10, 2014) Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) gathered with Atlanta’s hospitality leaders Thursday evening at the new College Football Hall of Fame on the GWCCA campus, for the 16th Annual Atlanta Hospitality Hall of Fame. The reception honored individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the growth and well-being of Atlanta’s hospitality industry.
TAYLOR SWIFT ANNOUNCES
THE 1989 WORLD TOUR
7-Time GRAMMY Winner Taylor Swift Returns to Atlanta at the Georgia Dome Saturday, October 24th 2015
with Special Guests Vance Joy & Shawn Mendes
On-Sale Friday, November 14th at 10am
American Express® Card Members and members of TaylorSwift.com can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, November, 7th at NOON through Thursday, November 13th at 10pm.
Tickets will be available at the Georgia Dome Box Office, online at www.Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.
Centennial Olympic Park Wins Urban Land Institute 20-Year Impact Award and 2014 IFEA Pinnacle Awards
Atlanta, GA- The Urban Land Institute’s Atlanta chapter recently recognized Centennial Olympic Park with a special 20-year project award, recognizing the profound impact the Park has had on the development of downtown Atlanta and on the tourism industry. The Park, built as part of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, has been an enduring part of the Games’ legacy, as well as a catalyst for economic development around it. For more information about the Urban Land Institute, please click here
Advisory: Busy Weekend Downtown around the GWCCA Campus
ATLANTA - (September 23, 2014) Several large events are taking place downtown the weekend of September 26-28, including the Outkast #ATLast concerts in Centennial Olympic Park, the ASIS opening reception in the Georgia World Congress Center, and the Garth Brooks concerts in Philips Arena. With the increased number of downtown visitors, attendees are encouraged to take MARTA, or if driving, purchase parking passes online in advance.
Outkast ATLast will take place September 26-28 at Centennial Olympic Park (COP). For more information, visit
Atlanta Ranked No. 4 Meeting Destination in the United States
ATLANTA (Sept. 2, 2014) – Atlanta recently ranked No. 4 on Cvent’s list of the top 50 cities for meetings and events in the United States for 2014. Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, developed the ranking based on meeting and event booking activity in the Cvent Supplier Network. The ranking represents the second year Atlanta has maintained its position among the top five leading meetings destinations in the nation.
Fan Advisory for the Falcons Game on Friday
Atlanta (Aug. 07, 2014)The Atlanta Falcons will open the 2014 football season on Friday at the Georgia Dome for a preseason game vs. the Miami Dolphins, the first football game since construction started on the New Atlanta Stadium.
Two AMA Supercross Races in the Georgia Dome for 2015
May 2, 2014 Feld Motor Sports® announced today the 17-race schedule for the 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season. The world’s premier off-road motorcycle racing championship will once again visit the most prestigious stadiums across the U.S., including a pair of new stops. In total, the world’s best riders will visit 10 different states and 14 different venues in 2015.
U.S. WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM TO FACE RUSSIA ON FEB. 12 IN ATLANTA
Match at Georgia Dome Marks First Appearance for U.S. Women in City of Atlanta
CHICAGO (Jan. 15, 2014) The U.S. Women's National Team will face Russia for a second time in a span of four days when both teams travel to Atlanta for a game at the Georgia Dome on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Kickoff for the USA's first match in the city of Atlanta and first in the area since 2010 is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and will follow a Feb. 8 meeting at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. (3:30 p.m. ET kickoff). Fans can watch both games live via streaming video on ussoccer.com and also follow the action via Twitter @ussoccer_wnt
2013 Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge
ATLANTA (November 4, 2013) – For the 2013 season the Georgia Dome and the Atlanta Falcons have once again partnered with Team Coalition and Team Georgia for the Bud Light Good Sport Designated Driver Challenge against NFC South rivals the Tampa Bay Bucs and Carolina Panthers.
Georgia Dome Raises the Flag on a "No Shoes Nation" Summer
ATLANTA (June 5, 2013) – In preparation for the concert event of the year, the Georgia Dome has officially kicked off the "No Shoes Nation" summer in Atlanta. Kenny Chesney is returning to the Georgia Dome for the second consecutive year, this summer he is bringing his "No Shoes Nation" tour to Zac Brown's Southern Ground as the two multi-platinum artists team up for the can't miss concert of 2013.
Foundry Street to permanently close; Baker Street extended into gulch
ATLANTA (May 9, 2012) – As construction progresses on the College Football Hall of Fame, residents of Atlanta will notice roadway changes near the building site. Foundry Street, intersecting the construction site, will close permanently on Monday, May 13 as build-out of the Hall continues. Baker Street, which lines the north end of the property, has been widened and extended around to the west of the site (adjacent to the railroad tracks). It now extends into the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) gulch and will provide access to the Omni Hotel and GWCC loading docks, as well as parking for the GWCC and Phillips Arena.
Final Four Semifinal Games Breaks Georgia Dome Basketball Attendance Record
ATLANTA (April 7, 2013) Fans that attended last night's Final Four semifinal action inside the Georgia Dome set a new attendance record for basketball, with 75,350 fans filling the Dome. The previous record for a basketball game was 62,046 set on March 27, 1998 as the Atlanta Hawks hosted the Chicago Bulls in one of Michael Jordan's final games.
2013 GOLD CUP GROUPS AND SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED, Georgia Dome Selected to Host Quarterfinal Round
CHICAGO (Wednesday, March 13, 2013) The Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup groups and schedule, as well as awarded the 2013 Gold Cup final to the City of Chicago and Soldier Field, to be played on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 4pm EST. As previously announced, the Rose Bowl will host the opening doubleheader of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup on Sunday, July 7, which will feature reigning Gold Cup champion, Mexico taking on Panama as part of that doubleheader.
Georgia State's Inaugural FBS Football Schedule Announced
ATLANTA (March 1, 2013) Georgia State's 2013 football schedule for the Panthers' inaugural season in the Football Bowl Subdivision and the Sun Belt Conference and first year under head coach Trent Miles is complete with the announcement of the seven-game Sun Belt schedule by the conference office.
SEC ALERTS FANS OF COUNTERFEIT TICKETS
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.(November 26, 2012) – The Southeastern Conference reminds fans to be precautious when purchasing SEC Football Championship tickets on the secondary market.
SEC Alerts Fans of Counterfeit Tickets
ATLANTA (November 29, 2011) - The Southeastern Conference reminds fans to be precautious when purchasing SEC Football Championship tickets on the secondary market.
PETA Names the Georgia Dome as one of the top Five Vegetarian Friendly Stadiums
ATLANTA (November 3, 2011) - Visit a typical NFL stadium concession stand these days and you're likely to notice that among all the greasy meat burgers and high-fat hot dogs is a growing number of delicious and healthy meatless options. So with the 2011 pro season hitting the midway mark, it's time for PETA's fourth annual list of the top five most vegetarian-friendly stadiums in the NFL.
WRESTLEMANIA® MAKES RECORD $62 MILLION FOR ATLANTA
ATLANTA (October 24, 2011) - WWE® announced today that WrestleMania XXVII generated $62.1 million in economic impact for the city of Atlanta, according to a study conducted by the Enigma Research Corporation.
Great American Football Classic is Coming to Atlanta!
ATLANTA – The excitement and anticipation has been building for months and the time has arrived. It was announced today "The Great American Football ClassicTM" is coming to the Georgia Dome September 16-17. The Classic features important high school football games and provides an unforgettable experience at one of the country's premier sports venues.
Georgia State Football Opener vs. Clark Atlanta Moved to Sept. 2
ATLANTA – The game between the two downtown Atlanta schools is part of a football-filled weekend at the Georgia Dome. The Atlanta Falcons are scheduled to host their final exhibition game against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Sept. 1, and the day following the GSU-Clark Atlanta game, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game pits Georgia against Boise State on Saturday, Sept. 3.
Georgia Dome to Install New FieldTurf Prior to the 2011 Season
ATLANTA (May 5, 2011) – The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), which includes the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Georgia Dome and Centennial Olympic Park, will be busy March 31-April 3 with several large events on campus and at neighboring facilities. These events will draw over 100 thousand attendees to the campus.
Georgia World Congress Center Authority Campus BUSY This Weekend
ATLANTA (March 31, 2011) –The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), which includes the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Georgia Dome and Centennial Olympic Park, will be busy March 31-April 3 with several large events on campus and at neighboring facilities. These events will draw over 100 thousand attendees to the campus.
GWCCA RECEIVES OPEN-AIR STADIUM FEASIBILITY STUDY
ATLANTA (February 22, 2011) - The Georgia World Congress Center Authority received the results of a third commissioned study performed by Populous Architects regarding the feasibility of building an open-air stadium on the GWCCA campus and sustainability of the Georgia Dome for the next 20 years (links to all studies below). This study was approved and awarded to Populous by the Authority in August 2010.
SEC ALERTS FANS OF COUNTERFEIT TICKETS
ATLANTA (November 29, 2010) - The Southeastern Conference reminds fans to take precautions when purchasing SEC Football Championship Game tickets on the secondary market.
ATLANTA TO HOST WRESTLEMANIA® XXVII
ATLANTA (February 1, 2010) - The Atlanta Sports Council, Georgia World Congress Center Authority and World Wrestling Entertainment® are proud to announce that the Georgia Dome will host WrestleMania XXVII on Sunday, April 3, 2011.