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.

"The venue will provide a new option for downtown concerts, conventions, tournaments, and other events, plus a larger arena for the University of Georgia Club Hockey team. (An ECHL hockey team has also signed on to call the arena home.) The project’s estimated cost is $126 million, with $33 million of that funded via SPLOST. It’ll join the multi-use Classic Center next door, a complex that includes a performing arts theater, conference center, and outdoor pavilion for weddings, concerts, and sports.

Project backers have predicted The Classic Center Arena will create 600 jobs and generate 90,000 more hotel room nights annually, with an overall impact of $30 million per year." --- Urbanize Atlanta


The project is being constructed by JE Dunn. View Classic Center Arena construction updates.

Read the complete coverage and view recent construction images from Urbanize Atlanta here.