Special Alert

Akins Arena at The Classic Center

  • 300 N. Thomas St.|
  • Athens GA 30601
  • 706.208.0900
  • |Toll Free: 800.918.6393
  • | Fax: 706.548.0870
  • Region: Downtown

The Akins Arena at The Classic Center is home to the 2016 SECHC Champion University of Georgia Ice Dogs and Classic City Rollergirls, but this is just the beginning of all the exciting events in store for this arena. The removable ice rink allows the Akins Arena to host ice entertainment shows and to offer public skating for the holiday season beginning each November. Akins Arena accommodates sporting events with arena-style seating for up to 2,000 attendees and concerts/shows for up to 5,000 attendees. Events like cheerleading tournaments, volleyball tournaments, and taekwondo tournaments are just some of the possibilities. Akins Arena is bringing more entertainment options and strengthening the appeal of downtown Athens as a tourist attraction.

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  • Total SeatingCapacity: 2000
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Exhibits Space 1
  • Description The Classic Center has 105,000 sq. ft. of convention space, including a 55,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall and 35 breakout rooms.
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Largest Room 55000
  • Total Sq. Ft. 105000
  • Theatre Capacity 6000
  • Banquet Capacity 3000
  • Number of Rooms 35
  • Booths 273
ARENA
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 54025
  • Width: 145
  • Length: 367
  • Height: 16
  • Booth Capacity: 273
  • Theater Capacity: 6015
  • Classroom Capacity: 1764
  • Banquet Capacity: 2820
  • Reception Capacity: 4060
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ATHENA BALLROOM (total)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 17700
  • Width: 110
  • Length: 160
  • Height: 18
  • Booth Capacity: 100
  • Theater Capacity: 1600
  • Classroom Capacity: 860
  • Banquet Capacity: 1000
  • Reception Capacity: 1900
ATRIUM
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 8400
  • Width: 84
  • Length: 100
  • Height: 45
  • Booth Capacity: 36
  • Theater Capacity: 690
  • Classroom Capacity: 360
  • Banquet Capacity: 360
  • Reception Capacity: 520
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  • Meeting Room floor plan Meeting Room floor plan
Athena Ballroom A-E or F-J
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 9000
  • Width: 110
  • Length: 79
  • Height: 79
  • Booth Capacity: 45
  • Theater Capacity: 700
  • Classroom Capacity: 360
  • Banquet Capacity: 450
  • Reception Capacity: 650
Athena Ballrooms A-D, G-J (each)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1000
  • Width: 27
  • Length: 36
  • Height: 18
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 44
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 75
Athena Ballrooms E & F (each)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4802
  • Width: 43
  • Length: 110
  • Height: 18
  • Booth Capacity: 20
  • Theater Capacity: 460
  • Classroom Capacity: 260
  • Banquet Capacity: 240
  • Reception Capacity: 400
CYPRESS ROOM (total)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2006
  • Width: 59
  • Length: 34
  • Height: 9
  • Theater Capacity: 230
  • Classroom Capacity: 104
  • Banquet Capacity: 130
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Cypress Room 1
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1258
  • Width: 37
  • Length: 34
  • Height: 9
  • Theater Capacity: 150
  • Classroom Capacity: 60
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 125
Cypress Room 2
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 748
  • Width: 22
  • Length: 34
  • Height: 9
  • Theater Capacity: 80
  • Classroom Capacity: 48
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 70
EMPIRE ROOM (total)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3724
  • Width: 76
  • Length: 49
  • Height: 12
  • Booth Capacity: 24
  • Theater Capacity: 420
  • Classroom Capacity: 212
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 300
Empire Room 1 & 2 (each)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1813
  • Width: 37
  • Length: 49
  • Height: 12
  • Booth Capacity: 12
  • Theater Capacity: 210
  • Classroom Capacity: 120
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 150
FIRE HALL
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2000
  • Width: 40
  • Length: 48
  • Height: 13
  • Booth Capacity: 14
  • Theater Capacity: 150
  • Classroom Capacity: 60
  • Banquet Capacity: 90
  • Reception Capacity: 150
FOUNDRY PLAZA
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 5000
  • Width: 68
  • Length: 74
  • Theater Capacity: 560
  • Banquet Capacity: 320
  • Reception Capacity: 500
GRAND HALL `1-8 (total)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 54025
  • Width: 145
  • Length: 367
  • Height: 16
  • Booth Capacity: 273
  • Theater Capacity: 6015
  • Classroom Capacity: 1764
  • Banquet Capacity: 2820
  • Reception Capacity: 4060
Grand Hall 1
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1972
  • Width: 34
  • Length: 58
  • Height: 16
  • Booth Capacity: 10
  • Theater Capacity: 192
  • Classroom Capacity: 72
  • Banquet Capacity: 120
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Grand Hall 1-5
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 8410
  • Width: 145
  • Length: 58
  • Height: 16
  • Booth Capacity: 48
  • Theater Capacity: 744
  • Classroom Capacity: 360
  • Banquet Capacity: 480
  • Reception Capacity: 690
Grand Hall 1-6
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 14210
  • Width: 145
  • Length: 98
  • Height: 16/18/35'
  • Booth Capacity: 69
  • Theater Capacity: 1186
  • Classroom Capacity: 480
  • Banquet Capacity: 600
  • Reception Capacity: 860
Grand Hall 1-7
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 29580
  • Width: 145'
  • Length: 204'
  • Height: 16/18/35'
  • Booth Capacity: 153
  • Theater Capacity: 2751
  • Classroom Capacity: 1056
  • Banquet Capacity: 1600
  • Reception Capacity: 2300
Grand Hall 2-4 (each)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1450
  • Width: 25
  • Length: 58
  • Height: 16/18'
  • Booth Capacity: 10
  • Theater Capacity: 120
  • Classroom Capacity: 72
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 110
Grand Hall 5
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1972
  • Width: 34'
  • Length: 58'
  • Height: 16/18'
  • Booth Capacity: 10
  • Theater Capacity: 192
  • Classroom Capacity: 72
  • Banquet Capacity: 120
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Grand Hall 6
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 5727
  • Width: 145
  • Length: 39
  • Height: 16
  • Booth Capacity: 22
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 290
Grand Hall 6 & 7
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 21025
  • Width: 145'
  • Length: 145'
  • Height: 16/35'
  • Booth Capacity: 117
  • Theater Capacity: 1792
  • Classroom Capacity: 816
  • Banquet Capacity: 1100
  • Reception Capacity: 1580
Grand Hall 6-8
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 45397
  • Width: 145'
  • Length: 307'6"
  • Height: 16/35'
  • Booth Capacity: 227
  • Theater Capacity: 5144
  • Classroom Capacity: 1872
  • Banquet Capacity: 2200
  • Reception Capacity: 3180
Grand Hall 7
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 15225
  • Width: 145'
  • Length: 105'
  • Height: 35
  • Booth Capacity: 83
  • Theater Capacity: 1334
  • Classroom Capacity: 576
  • Banquet Capacity: 710
  • Reception Capacity: 1025
Grand Hall 7-8
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 39670
  • Width: 145
  • Length: 268
  • Height: 35
  • Booth Capacity: 191
  • Theater Capacity: 4308
  • Classroom Capacity: 1536
  • Banquet Capacity: 2000
  • Reception Capacity: 2900
Grand Hall 8
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 24300
  • Width: 150'
  • Length: 162'
  • Height: 35'
  • Booth Capacity: 120
  • Theater Capacity: 2240
  • Classroom Capacity: 1080
  • Banquet Capacity: 1200
  • Reception Capacity: 1725
HIGH SHOALS ROOM (total)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3337
  • Width: 71
  • Length: 47
  • Height: 8
  • Theater Capacity: 390
  • Classroom Capacity: 168
  • Banquet Capacity: 180
  • Reception Capacity: 250
High Shoals Room 1&2 (each)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1645
  • Width: 35
  • Length: 47
  • Height: 8
  • Theater Capacity: 190
  • Classroom Capacity: 84
  • Banquet Capacity: 90
  • Reception Capacity: 125
OCONEE RIVER ROOM (total)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3871
  • Width: 79
  • Length: 49
  • Height: 12
  • Booth Capacity: 24
  • Theater Capacity: 420
  • Classroom Capacity: 220
  • Banquet Capacity: 210
  • Reception Capacity: 300
OLYMPIA ROOM (total)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3249
  • Width: 66
  • Length: 55
  • Height: 10
  • Booth Capacity: 20
  • Theater Capacity: 420
  • Classroom Capacity: 164
  • Banquet Capacity: 180
  • Reception Capacity: 260
Oak Board Room 1
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 345
  • Width: 23
  • Length: 15
  • Height: 9
  • Classroom Capacity: 10
Oak Board Room 2
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 345
  • Width: 23
  • Length: 15
  • Height: 9
  • Theater Capacity: 48
  • Classroom Capacity: 10
Oconee River Room 1
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1862
  • Width: 38
  • Length: 49
  • Height: 12
  • Booth Capacity: 12
  • Theater Capacity: 210
  • Classroom Capacity: 112
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Oconee River Room 2
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1862
  • Width: 38
  • Length: 49
  • Height: 12
  • Booth Capacity: 12
  • Theater Capacity: 210
  • Classroom Capacity: 92
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Olympia Room 1
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1459
  • Width: 30
  • Length: 55
  • Height: 10
  • Theater Capacity: 180
  • Classroom Capacity: 64
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 110
Olympia Room 2
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1790
  • Width: 35
  • Length: 55
  • Height: 10
  • Theater Capacity: 240
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 120
  • Reception Capacity: 150
PARTHENON ROOM (total)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3388
  • Width: 68
  • Length: 55
  • Height: 10
  • Booth Capacity: 20
  • Theater Capacity: 425
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 180
  • Reception Capacity: 270
Parthenon Room 1
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1790
  • Width: 33
  • Length: 55
  • Height: 10
  • Theater Capacity: 240
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 120
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Parthenon Room 2
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1598
  • Width: 32
  • Length: 55
  • Height: 10
  • Theater Capacity: 185
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 120
THEATRE
  • Theater Capacity: 2100
WILLOW ROOM
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1040
  • Width: 26
  • Length: 40
  • Height: 13
  • Booth Capacity: 7
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 52
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 75
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