May 19, 2021

Designing for the Classic Center Arena in Athens


Clasic Center

We are excited to share that the design process is underway for the Classic Center Arena project in Athens, GA! This project will include the design and construction of a new public assembly facility/arena space and related areas to accommodate a permanent seating capacity of approximately 5,500. The arena will offer a total of 300 event days and an additional 125 events including concerts, sporting events, conventions, family shows, and community events.

Smallwood principal Chuck Hull recently participated in three Public Engagement Sessions where the community had an opportunity to provide input and ask questions about the design, usage, and construction of the facility. He was joined by our design partner Don Dethlefs from Perkins & Will, Paul Cramer of the Classic Center, Marcus Vess of Darden Company, and Fred Tull and Lee Jarboe of JE Dunn Construction, for a very constructive dialogue with the community.

Watch the pre-recorded sessions here to learn more about this exciting project.

Stay tuned for more news!