Georgia International Convention Center
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The Georgia International Convention Center or GICC, opened in April 2009, is the second largest convention center in the U.S. state of Georgia, the largest being the Georgia World Congress Center. It is located at 2000 Convention Center Concourse, just off Camp Creek Parkway (S.R. 6) and Roosevelt Highway (U.S. 29) in College Park. The Convention Center is accessible from the Airport MARTA station (via a connection to the ATL Skytrain), Interstate 285, and Interstate 85.
It has a number of exhibit halls, meeting rooms and ballrooms that can be rented.
Behind the Convention Center, the Atlanta Airport people-mover called ATL Skytrain, connects airport patrons with the new rental car complex, four hotel accommodations, and restaurants at the Gateway Center of the Georgia International Convention Center. It is connected via ATL Skytrain.
On November 10, 2016, the Atlanta Hawks announced it had purchased an expansion team to play in the NBA Development League with the intentions of building a new 3,500-seat arena at the Gateway Center to be its home for the 2019–20 season. The expansion team then began play in 2017 as the Erie BayHawks in Erie, Pennsylvania, while the arena was being finished.
Prior to 2003, the Georgia International Convention Center was located behind and connected with the Sheraton Atlanta Airport Hotel on Riverdale Road. However, because of runway expansion at the airport, they were forced to move to the current location. The previous location still exists, and the former exhibit halls are rented out primarily as temporary storage and soundstage services for Atlanta's burgeoning TV and film production industry.
- "Atlanta Hawks buy NBA D-League team that will play in College Park". Atlanta Business Chronicle. November 10, 2016.
- "New Georgia International Convention Center Officially Open". PR Newswire. Retrieved September 26, 2010.
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