Arena Facts

Facility Overview

  • The Georgia International Convention Center is Georgia’s second largest convention center
  • 400,000 total square feet
  • 150,000 square feet of exhibit space
  • 90,000 square feet of pre-function space
  • 16,000 square feet of meeting space
  • 2,000 on-site parking spaces
  • Georgia’s Largest Ballroom in Metro Atlanta at 40,000 square feet
  • The GICC features three new convention hotels – the 403-room full-service Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway, the 204-room Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway, and the 147-room SpringHill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway. The hotels are LEED-certified.
  • The GICC is the first convention center in the US that connects directly to the airport via the free ATL SkyTrain
  • Over 8,000 hotel rooms in vicinity

Unique, Carefully Planned Components

  • 2 to 1 ratio of women’s restrooms to men’s
  • Green Room with state-of-the-art bathroom/shower for VIPs, top-level security and audio/visual components
  • Floors covered by 192,000 square feet of colorful Axminster carpet manufactured by Ulster Carpets of Ireland with the largest non-repeating pattern in the world
  • More than 35 specially commissioned works of art by known national and local artists positioned throughout the building

Location Information

  • Located 1/4 mile from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport at the intersection of Camp Creek Parkway & Roosevelt Highway in College Park
  • Located 10 minutes from downtown Atlanta & within walking distance of MARTA Transit System
  • Building and grounds are located in both Fulton and Clayton County
  • The GICC is connected by the ATL SkyTrain, a complimentary 2-minute ride to and from the airport and the rental car center.

The Building & Grounds

  • Facility all on one level, including loading docks
  • Flat roof design affords nearly total quiet, despite Hartsfield-Jackson’s proximity
  • 2,000 street-level parking spots
  • Contemporary architecture reminiscent of designs by Gehry, Starck and other world-class architects
  • The GICC is connected to Gateway Center hotels via pedestrian walkways, and to the airport via the ATL SkyTrain

The Ballroom

  • 40,000 sq. ft. Ballroom – divisible into eight individual salons
  • Over 42,000 square feet of pre-function space surrounds the ballroom on three sides
  • Ceiling height of 32 feet
  • Thousands of rigging points, each with 500 pound capacity on a 10′ by 10′ grid

Meeting Space

  • Six 2,000 square foot suites – each divisible into four sections
  • Three executive board rooms with laptop ports and remote control lighting
  • Theatrical lighting set-up, allowing use of colored gels to change room color and tone
  • Automatic lights on when doors open

Exhibit Halls

  • 150,000 square feet of space – divisible into four separate column-free exhibit halls
  • Accommodates 863 – 10′ x 10′ booths with 17 loading docks
  • Drive-in access for each hall and ceiling height of 32 feet
  • Each hall offers a food service counter with a variety of upscale food and beverage offerings
  • Each hall features a dedicated show manager office with internet and audio system connectivity

Catering/Food Service

  • On-site catering exclusively by CulinAero by Proof of the Pudding
  • On-site executive chef, catering general manager and additional catering and wait staff
  • State-of-the-art 9,800 square foot culinary arts center
  • Capacity to serve 4,000 meals at one time

Telecomm/Staging/Audio-Visual Services

  • Secure backbone for creating a private, local area network (LAN) for customers/meetings
  • Unblocked, secured internet access in entire building through high-speed, fiber optics
  • Multiple staging configurations possible; 60′ x 80′ stage on-site
  • Full audio/visual services provided by our in-house preferred audio/visual company ON Site
  • WiFi
  • On-site, fully staffed carpentry shop


  • Building utilizes a dynamic, electronic key system called CyberLock; unauthorized users are “locked out”
  • Full-time security staff with closed circuit television monitoring system
  • Electronic monitoring of all perimeter entrances