ACVB touts future of Atlanta hospitality at GWCCA’s Georgia Ballroom

Is there a more apt host site for the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (ACVB) 106th Annual Meeting than the No. 1 convention, sports and entertainment destination in the world? Neither Marty McFly or Doc Brown would argue. Featuring a “Back to the Future”-inspired theme, the ACVB program held Thursday (April 11) at the Georgia … Read More

Kent Kimes April 12,2019

2020 Final Four planning coming into focus on GWCCA championship campus

And then there were four – Auburn, Michigan State, Texas Tech, and Virginia were triumphant in their Elite Eight games over the weekend and are now off to the Final Four in Minneapolis.  The festivities begin on Friday (April 5) and culminate on Monday (April 8) with the Championship Game at U.S. Bank Stadium.  This … Read More

Erik Waldman April 3,2019

Keri Hilson and Lil Baby headline basketball fan fest at Centennial Olympic Park

March Madness is sweeping the nation due to the start of the 2019 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and Atlanta roundball fans will get a chance to be entertained by the future of college basketball with the 2019 McDonald’s All American Games and Fan Fest. The McDonald’s All American Games Fan Fest will take … Read More

Parker Hendricks March 22,2019

Sweetwater 420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park adds to lineup

SweetWater 420 Fest, set for April 19-21 at Centennial Olympic Park on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s downtown Atlanta campus, has revealed more details about this year’s event, including noteworthy entertainment additions and the unveiling of its annual artist/brewery beer collaborations. Announced today, improvisational group Everyone Orchestra, conducted by musician/activist Matt Butler, will play … Read More

Kent Kimes February 26,2019

GWCCA’s Championship Campus: Super Bowl LIII In Pictures

From Jan. 26 through Feb. 3, the facilities on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus played host to more than 80 percent of Super Bowl LIII’s festivities in Atlanta and gave fans easy, walkable access to events, restaurants and hotels. Here’s a look back at the excitement, through the GWCCA lens. Located inside … Read More

Parker Hendricks February 8,2019

Super Bowl LIVE ready to rock at Centennial Olympic Park

Super Bowl LIVE, the free-and-open-to-the-public fan village at Centennial Olympic Park is ready, set, go. Gates open Saturday morning for the 6-day festival featuring family-friendly exhibits, vendors, arts, NFL-themed attractions and media broadcasts, and a slate of live music curated by Atlanta hip-hop producer/artist Jermaine Dupri. “It’s Super Bowl LIVE, it’s our free experience to … Read More

Kent Kimes January 25,2019

Super Bowl 53 taking shape on GWCCA’s championship campus

And then there were four… We don’t know yet which two teams from the NFL’s still-standing final four – the NFC’s New Orleans Saints or Los Angeles Rams, and the AFC’s Kansas City Chiefs or New England Patriots – will make it to Super Bowl LIII on Feb. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS), but we … Read More

Kent Kimes January 16,2019

Junior Achievement location a natural fit on GWCCA campus

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus is home to one of the coolest places on earth…especially if you ask a local middle schooler. The Chick-fil-A Junior Achievement Discovery Center, housed in Building C of the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), opened in September of 2013, and recently expanded and renovated its space and … Read More

Alicia McNease December 27,2018

Super Bowl 53 preparations on GWCCA campus hit 53-day mark

With the countdown to Super Bowl LIII (53) officially at 53 days, preparations continue on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus, where the big game will be played Feb. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Out of the 15 officially-sanctioned events that make up the 10 days of Super Bowl festivities, a record number (13) … Read More

Parker Hendricks December 12,2018

MLS champs celebrated on GWCCA’s championship campus

Atlanta’s newest champions were given the royal treatment befitting a championship campus today. Fresh off of capturing the Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) in front of a record crowd of 73,019, the Atlanta United FC and thousands of rabid fans, basked in the championship glory of today’s parade and … Read More

Kent Kimes December 10,2018

There’s much to be thankful for on the GWCCA campus

The turning of leaves, a cornucopia of pumpkin spice offerings, and cooler weather are sure signs that the holiday season has arrived. And while it’s a great time for personal reflection, it’s also the perfect time for us here at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) to share some of what we have to … Read More

Holly Richmond November 19,2018

Centennial Olympic Park plants majestic holiday tree

Despite the week’s cold and wet weather, Centennial Olympic Park has planted a new beacon of holiday cheer that should last throughout the year – and many more to come. Towering more than 30 feet high, and weighing in at 30,000 pounds (soaking wet), a deodar cedar imported from South Carolina found its new home … Read More

Kent Kimes November 15,2018

Widespread Panic, Isbell, Avett Bros. headline 2019’s SweetWater 420 Fest

***** UPDATE: Early bird passes are sold out ********** Stay calm, Widespread Panic is coming back to make more memories at Centennial Olympic Park. The venerable Athens-born jam band returns to headline Sweetwater 420 Fest’s 2019 lineup at the park in April, along with Grammy-winning Americana artist Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, popular folk-rock … Read More

Kent Kimes October 23,2018

Beloved Atlanta Ambassador Force member grateful for chance to retire

Well-liked Atlanta Ambassador Force Captain Renee Perdue Rucker wraps up 22 years of exceptional customer service today. A prominent figure throughout the Atlanta hospitality community, she’s been a fixture at pre-convention and safety meetings as well as various events at the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown campus. “Renee has been a part of … Read More

mroach September 26,2018

Making memories: Georgia Dome’s historic status officially marked

What’s your fondest memory of the Georgia Dome? Although the Dome became relegated to history when it was imploded on Nov. 20, 2017, its storied role as an economic, architectural and cultural icon was commemorated today as the Georgia Historical Society unveiled its latest Business History Initiative (BHI) historical marker at the site of the … Read More

Kent Kimes September 6,2018