Offering top facilities and superior hospitality, and located just outside of downtown Atlanta, Gwinnett County is an ideal destination for a successful sporting event.
Popular Sporting Event Venues
Gas South Arena
Basketball, gymnastics, hockey
The Gas South Arena has been home to some of the Southeast’s top sporting events, including the SEC Women’s Basketball Championships, the SEC Gymnastics Championships, and the NCAA Women’s Round I and II National Basketball Championships. The arena can accommodate groups ranging from 3,500 to 13,000. Amenities include a state-of-the-art house reduction system, locker rooms, corporate suites, and handicap-accessible seating.
Basketball, wrestling, cheerleading/dance
This multipurpose facility has areas available for a wide range of events. The 125,000-square-foot arena offers more than 5,000 seats, four classrooms, a training room, and locker rooms. The arena floor measures 25,108 square feet when the bleachers are retracted.
Suwanee Sports Academy
This 100,000-square-foot complex has seven NBA-regulation basketball courts or 11 volleyball courts. The multipurpose facility offers flexibility to any event planner, utilizing a pick-and-choose system where a group can tailor its desired configuration (i.e., set-up, concessions, or bleachers).
Gas South Convention Center
Cheerleading/dance, gymnastics, martial arts
The center includes 50,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 21,600-square-foot Grand Ballroom, and 23 meeting rooms that can accommodate both small and large groups. Amenities include 28-foot ceilings, nine loading docks, floor-level electricity, and a custom-designed sound system. The venue is fully handicap-accessible.
Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation
Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation offers a variety of facilities available for a multitude of sporting events. One of the largest parks in the county is Rabbit Hill Park, which has a soccer complex with eight youth soccer fields, one turf football/multipurpose field, and seven baseball/softball fields. Bethesda Park offers seven youth baseball/ softball fields as well as an adult softball complex with three fields.
Other Area Attractions
Comprised of 13 unique cities, Gwinnett County has a lot to offer people of all ages. Families will enjoy a variety of entertainment options, including Medieval Times, as well as more than 40 nationally ranked parks and recreational facilities. Visitors can shop at the largest mall in Georgia, Mall of Georgia; visit nearby Stone Mountain Park; take in a Minor League Baseball game at Coolray Field; check out live music at Eddie Owen Presents; or golf at one of the area’s many award-winning courses.
How To Get There
Gwinnett County is located off of Interstate 85, just 30 minutes north of downtown Atlanta. In addition to being easily accessible via the interstate, visitors can also access Gwinnett by flying into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is served by most major airlines.