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

Celebrating the return of college football on GWCCA campus

Fans have the opportunity to get a head start on the 2018 college football season this weekend on the campus of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA). The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, Chick-fil-A and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl are partnering to celebrate Atlanta as the capital of college football. On Saturday (Aug. … Read More

Parker Hendricks August 21,2018

New beehives creating a sustainability buzz on GWCCA campus

Today the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) unveiled the organization’s first-ever beehives on our downtown Atlanta campus. Located in the grassy pocket park on the southwest corner of Northside Drive and Boone Boulevard, three new hives were introduced to Authority team members and media amidst activities such as honey tastings, a do-it-yourself pollinator kit … Read More

Tim Trefzer August 17,2018

GWCCA Chief Administrative Officer on destination marketing, transparency and wooing talent

In a video interview recently published by the Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD), the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s Chief Administrative Officer Jennifer LeMaster discusses public/private partnerships, attracting top-tier talent, and Atlanta’s strengths as a destination. Jared Frank, Publisher/Editorial Director of ALSD, caught up with LeMaster after she moderated a panel discussion at the … Read More

Kent Kimes August 7,2018

GWCCA’s Chief Commercial Officer goes podcasting on “The Don and Mike Show”

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) Chief Commercial Officer Joe Bocherer is the featured guest on the latest edition of Exhibit City News’ podcast “The Don and Mike Show,” which hit the Net today. Recorded in June at the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association Summer Educational Conference in Carlsbad, Calif., Bocherer chats with the … Read More

Kent Kimes August 4,2018