The Classic Center Arena
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The Classic Center Arena was a part of the 2020 SPLOST vote.  Construction will begin in January 2022, along with a formal groundbreaking ceremony slated for February 10, 2022.  
This facility will have the capacity to hold 7,500 people and has the ability to transform for any occasion from concerts and sports tournaments to banquets and general sessions. 
 The Classic Center Arena will be a place that both residents and guest of the city can enjoy.

Job Creation

Estimated to create over 600 new jobs in the Athens' community

Economic Impact

Will generate an estimated $30 million annually in economic impact

Hospitality Impact

Expected to generate an additional 80,000 hotel room nights in Athens-Clarke County