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Athena statue

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

The "Athena" statue, sculpted by Jean Westmacott, was granted to Athens-Clarke County by citizens to commemorate the 1996 Olympic games. According to Greek mythology, Athena, the goddess of wisdom, guarded the ancient city of Athens. "Athena" stands nine feet tall and is carved from Italian marble. The inscription on the base reads, "Thus in all these ways, we will transmit the city, not only not less, but greater and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us." This statement is the last line of the Athenian oath taken by the youth of ancient Athens, and appropriately articulates the sentiments of Athens, Georgia residents today.

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  • Total SeatingCapacity: 2000
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  • 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.
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  • 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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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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