Infinite Energy Arena

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Coordinates: 33°59′29″N 84°5′39″W / 33.99139°N 84.09417°W / 33.99139; -84.09417

Infinite Energy Arena
The Hive
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Aerial view of arena
Former names Gwinnett Civic Center Arena (2003–2004)
The Arena At Gwinnett Center (2004–2015)
Location 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097-7419
Owner Gwinnett County
Operator AEG
Capacity Ice hockey: 11,355
Basketball: 12,750
Concerts: 13,100
Construction
Broke ground June 26, 2001 (2001-06-26)
Opened February 16, 2003 (2003-02-16)
Construction cost $91.5 million
($122 million in 2016 dollars[1])
Architect Rosser International
Project manager National Sports Services
Structural engineer Walter P Moore[2]
General contractor Holder Construction Co.[3]
Tenants
Georgia Force (AFL) (2003–2004, 2008, 2011–2012)
Atlanta Gladiators (ECHL) (2003–present)
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (NCAA) (2011–2012)
Atlanta Steam (LFL) (2013–present)
Georgia Swarm (NLL) (2016–present)
Website
Venue Website

Infinite Energy Arena (formerly The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Gwinnett Civic Center Arena and commonly known as the Gwinnett Arena) is an indoor arena outside the city limits of Duluth, Georgia, within the Atlanta metropolitan area. The arena was an expansion to the Gwinnett Center, which also includes a performing arts center and a convention center. It is the home of the Atlanta Gladiators, an ice hockey team in the ECHL, and the Georgia Swarm, a professional box lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League.

Events[edit]

Sports[edit]

(The Force played here a total of five seasons, 2003–04, 2008, and 2011–12)

Concerts[edit]

Other events[edit]

Weapons Policy

In April of 2016 Infinite Energy Center began using walk-through metal detectors to screen for weapons at their Theater and Arena. Hand held detectors may be used at their other venue buildings.

However, under Georgia Law as modified by House Bill 60, a license holder may carry in every location that is not off limits. For example, a "government building" as defined by OCGA 16-11-127 may ban weapons using limited ingress or screening.

None of the venue buildings at Infinite Energy Center qualifies as a "government building" per Attorney Lee Tucker of the Mahaffey Pickens Tucker law firm. The property falls in no other off limits category and is public property used for the enjoyment of the public. As such, Infinite Energy Center has no basis to ban legally carried weapons under state law.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ Walter P Moore Engineers - Gwinnett
  3. ^ Arena Takes National Spotlight
  4. ^ The Arena at Gwinnett Center Celebrates Five Years! in the Wiki Guide to Gwinnett