Atlanta’s DeKalb County is home to state-of-the-art athletic facilities. Whatever your sporting needs, you’ll find accommodations with all of the amenities to make your event a success. Since the 1996 Olympics, DeKalb has been host to regional and national sporting events including NCAA competitions.
DeKalb County is located just six miles outside of downtown Atlanta and 10 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Most of the athletic venues are minutes away, as they are easily accessible by major highways.
Discover DeKalb Announces Atlanta Sports City Partnership
Discover DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau, Atlanta Sports Connection and Atlanta Partners for Development announced on Wednesday, Feb. 22, a collaboration partnership to build a multi-million dollar sports tourism destination. Atlanta Sports City, located in the new City of Stonecrest, is a 190-acre entertainment and recreational sports facility also equipped with the ability for corporate activities and services. The $200 million investment will support 1,937 jobs with an estimated 3 million visitors annually. Situated on the southeastern side of the Mall at Stonecrest, Atlanta Sports City will accommodate over 22 different sports and will host numerous amateur and professional sports events throughout the year.
“With nearly $80 million in new demand for lodging, food and entertainment, Atlanta Sports City is the definitely going to be one of the biggest economic development projects around. Just 20 minutes east of downtown Atlanta, the location of this project is key; this will be a destination between Augusta and Atlanta allowing us the opportunity to compete for regional and national sporting events,” said Executive Director James T. Tsismanakis. “An estimated 3 million visitors will visit Atlanta Sports City creating a demand for more hotels, retail shops, restaurants and entertainment experiences that Metro Atlanta has not seen.”
Atlanta Sports City will feature indoor and outdoor sports facilities, restaurants, retail shops, entertainment venues, extreme sports area, meeting and event space, hotels and Stonecrest Stadium, a 15,000-seat professional stadium that is expected to be the home for two professional sports team; one men’s and one women’s team. The state-of-the art sports destination will also include athletic training facilities, a field house with indoor practice field, a covered outdoor field, outdoor multi-use fields, sports diamonds, and indoor courts.
Click here to take a watch as Discover DeKalb, Atlanta Sports Connection and Atlanta Partners for Development discuss Atlanta Sports City.
Atlanta’s DeKalb County is close to the action but away from the congestion.
DeKalb County’s beautiful weather (including mild winters) is the ideal climate for enjoying the outdoors. Georgia is known for its golf courses, and DeKalb County is home to some of the best golf in the state.
Stone Summit boasts the nation’s largest climbing gym for beginners to world-class athletes, as well as a bouldering room, a yoga studio, spin classes and a fitness center.
Atlanta’s DeKalb County is close to the action but away from the congestion. Whether large or small you will find the facility and supporting amenities to conduct your event. When you choose DeKalb County for your next sporting event you will get the following services:
- Facility and housing services
- Marketing and promotion support
- Assistance planning outside activities
- Linkage to County agencies and services
For more information about our Sports DeKalb Marketing Program, call 770-492-5013.
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What’s Happening in DeKalb County
- Discover DeKalb Announces Collaboration of Multi-Million Dollar Sports Tourism Destination March 15, 2017
- Chamblee Concert Series, The Mike Veal Band March 3, 2017
- Atlanta Arab Festival March 3, 2017
- Tucker Chili Cook Off March 3, 2017
- Monadnock Madness March 3, 2017
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