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

Newest Centennial Olympic Park feature is (The) Spectacular – and built for selfies

The craftsmen responsible for iconic signage on the Peachtree Street bridge over the I-75/I-85 Connector, at Ponce City Market and the renovated Rialto Theatre marquee have created what’s sure to be another Atlanta landmark for Centennial Olympic Park – and it’s spectacular. Actually, it’s The Spectacular. Standing 11 feet tall, 23-and-a-half feet wide, and weighing … Read More

Kent Kimes December 21,2018

GWCCA last-minute holiday gift guide 2018

Still searching for last-minute holiday gifts for family, friends, associates and coworkers? Don’t fret, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) has you covered. Here are some easy gift ideas featuring the No. 1 convention, sports and entertainment destination in the world, perfect for the music-lovers, sports enthusiasts and pop culture vultures on your list. … Read More

Kent Kimes December 19,2018

Holiday safety tips for GWCCA campus guests

From hosting the Celebration Bowl to the annual Sweetwater 420 Fest to an Atlanta United victory parade, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) knows how to strut its stuff and put on the best events in Atlanta. Part of the success of hosting events like these is ensuring that we provide a safe and … Read More

Bryant Tucker December 14,2018

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

Staying Alive: GWCCA debuts new CPR training kiosk

Not all superheroes wear capes. Some heroes are everyday individuals, who step in to help others when there’s an emergency. While you may not be faster than a speeding bullet or have the ability to scale skyscrapers with your web shooters, you can learn how to save a life the next time you visit the … Read More

Jaleesa Fears November 29,2018

Game on: DreamHack returns to GWCCA campus

Thousands of gamers waited in the cold to enter the 2018 version of DreamHack Atlanta located in Building A of the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) on Friday morning, but inside the action was heating up as guests got acclimated to their surroundings for the three-day gaming lifestyle festival. This international festival based out of … Read More

Parker Hendricks November 17,2018

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