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Visit Athens GA

Visit Athens GA is the official destination marketing organization for Athens-Clarke County, Georgia. Our primary goal is to increase the economic impact of the hospitality and visitor industry by attracting individual visitors, group tours and meetings and conventions to Athens. Tourism WORK$ for Athens, contributing more than $338 million in spending, more than 3,900 jobs and $27.3 million in local and state tax revenue in 2021. Each Athens-Clarke household would need to be taxed an additional $543 per year to replace taxes generated by tourism economic activity.

Classic Center Arena Project Goes Vertical

The new Classic Center Arena in Athens, Georgia, has reached a major milestone and has begun vertical construction. The arena will be a regional destination for music, sports, entertainment, and other events, with 5,500 permanent seats and the ability to host up to 8,500 people for in-the-round shows. The venue is expected to open in spring 2024…

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