National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week: honoring GWCCA’s unsung heroes

In the most difficult moments of our lives, there’s one phone number we call when we need help. And before the police officer gets to the scene or the fire truck comes to the rescue, there are a group of individuals answering those calls and making sure we get the aid we need. These emergency … Read More

Jaleesa Fears April 16,2019

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

Parking 101: Pro tips for securing your spot on the GWCCA campus

With multiple events large, small – and in between – commonly overlapping on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) downtown Atlanta campus, the logistics of getting here should be part of any visitor’s plan. And if you’re driving, understanding your multiple parking options is key. The Red Deck, with seven levels and 2,041 parking … Read More

Kent Kimes March 20,2019

Meet the GWCCA’s first-ever paw patroller

Today (March 13) marks National K9 Veterans Day, a celebration designed to honor the commitment and sacrifices that military dogs, police dogs, border patrol dogs and all other canines have made for our nation. So as we recognize K9s country-wide, now is the perfect time to introduce the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s (GWCCA) first … Read More

Ikram Omar March 13,2019

Futbol fever returns to GWCCA’s championship campus

When fans arrive at Sunday’s home opener for the Atlanta United they will notice several new changes for the 2019 season at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority campus. The Five Stripes, who won the 2018 MLS Cup in the team’s second season of existence, welcome a new head coach in … Read More

Parker Hendricks March 8,2019

Be our guest: GWCCA welcomes Signia Hilton as hotel flagship

Imagine you’re downtown for the SEC Championship Game, and you’re gazing down at the magnificent Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) and the rest of the picturesque Atlanta skyline from your 25th-floor hotel suite. After a dip in the infinity pool and a quick spa treatment, you head out to the SEC FanFare in Building C of the … Read More

Kent Kimes February 22,2019

GWCCA’s Championship Campus: Super Bowl LIII by the numbers

It’s been two weeks since the day dubbed as “Mass Exodus Monday” when a record 101,999 passengers were screened at Atlanta’s airport on their way out of town after the Super Bowl. Widely hailed as a resounding success and further proof that Atlanta is the preeminent host city, Super Bowl LIII provided an opportunity for … Read More

Kent Kimes February 19,2019 New year, new look

If you’re reading this, by now you have noticed that our website received a makeover. After months of hard work and dedication, the new launched on Jan. 19, just in time for Super Bowl LIII. The reimagined digital platform is now a fully functional one-stop shop for customers and guests in search of Georgia … Read More

Jaleesa Fears February 5,2019

The 411 on 420 Fest’s daily schedule and daily tix

Attention Spreadheads: you knew Widespread Panic was headlining two days of the three-day Sweetwater 420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park in April, but now we know which two. The venerable Athens jam band will close out the festival on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, performing two sets each night. The festival – set … Read More

Kent Kimes January 29,2019

Shop ’til you drop at NFL Shop(s) on GWCCA campus

Admit it, you’ve always wanted a Build-A-Bear stuffed animal sporting your favorite NFL team’s colors and logo. Football fans can customize their own Super Bowl/NFL-themed Build-A-Bear Workshop creations, and fill shopping bags with the largest selection of exclusive Super Bowl merchandise available anywhere, at the NFL Shop at Super Bowl at the Georgia World Congress … Read More

Kent Kimes January 28,2019

Super Bowl LIII: Traveling to GWCCA’s championship campus

Metro Atlantans love their cars, but the best advice for locals looking to take part in Super Bowl LIII revelry on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus is: leave the driving to someone else. The week-plus of Super Bowl festivities leading up to the big game start today on the championship campus with … Read More

Kent Kimes January 26,2019

Super Sunday matchup set, Super Bowl Experience opens this weekend on GWCCA campus

And now we know who is facing off for the Lombardi Trophy on Feb. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) on the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus. After thrilling overtime contests in both the AFC and NFC championship games on Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots will lock horns at MBS … Read More

Kent Kimes January 22,2019

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

SweetWater 420 Fest reveals 2019 lineup additions

Sweetwater 420 Fest, set for April 19-21 at Centennial Olympic Park, revealed a slew of additions to its lineup today, including another headliner, the Grateful Dead-inspired Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Russo, pictured drumming above is a former member of Grateful Dead offshoot Furthur, and his Almost Dead bandmates are well-regarded in the jam band scene, … Read More

Kent Kimes January 10,2019

GWCCA and Levy collaborate to provide safest food and beverage experiences

Did you know December is Worldwide Food Service Safety Month? It’s an international campaign around food safety standards and serves as a reminder to food service professionals of the importance of properly handling, cooking, and storing food. The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) partners with Levy Restaurants day-to-day to provide food safely to its … Read More

Ikram Omar December 28,2018