GATEWAY CENTER AT COLLEGE PARK
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Located in the city of College Park, the Gateway Center Arena is a new multipurpose arena that represents a solution for mid-market municipalities and universities with a need for an indoor venue to host a variety of public assembly events like live entertainment, corporate meetings, athletics, esports, trade shows and convocations. With the Atlanta Hawks G League team as the destination’s anchor tenant and serving as home to the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, the venue is projected to be a significant economic driver for the area. Operated by the Georgia International Convention Center in partnership with the Fox Theatre, the 100,000 sf arena is initially set up with 3,500 seats with 360-degree seating. Capacity can be expanded up to 5,000 for concerts and events.
The building boasts a soundproof experience despite its location in the flight path of nearby Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (planes pass overhead about every 39 seconds, on average.) To accomplish this, the arena was constructed of thick concrete precast walls on the exterior with extra building components to make it a more solid mass. Special acoustical insulation was installed in the ceiling along with a double-layered exterior curtain to help filter out noise.