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2009 News Archive

ATLANTA NAMED ONE OF FINAL HOST CITIES FOR U.S. WORLD CUP BID
ATLANTA - (January 12, 2009) The city of Atlanta was named as one of the final 18 host cities that will be included in the United States' bid to host either the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup™.
MEDIA ADVISORY
ATLANTA - (December 30, 2009) Downtown Atlanta will be packed with numerous activities on New Years Eve, Thursday, December 31.
Georgia World Congress Center Names Patrick Skaggs New Assistant General Manager
ATLANTA- (October 28, 2009) Patrick Skaggs has been named the assistant general manager of the Georgia World Congress Center effective December 1, 2009.
ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT GENERATES NEARLY $23 MILLION FOR ATLANTA ECONOMY
ATLANTA- (August 5, 2009) When the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) chose Atlanta as a host market for the 2009 Men's Basketball tournament, officials knew that meant more passionate fans could watch their beloved teams play.
GWCCA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
ATLANTA - (July 28, 2009) Dan Graveline, executive director of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, will retire at the end of this year following 33 years at the helm of one of the nation's largest convention, sports and entertainment complexes.
A SEC FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TO BE AT GEORGIA DOME THROUGH 2015- Southeastern Conference and Georgia Dome agree on five-year extension
ATLANTA - (July 27, 2009) The Southeastern Conference and the Georgia Dome have agreed on a five-year extension for the SEC Football Championship Game that will have the game played at the world-class facility through the 2015 game, announced SEC Commissioner Mike Slive Monday.
KEVIN DUVALL APPOINTED CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF GWCCA
ATLANTA - (July 16, 2009) Kevin Duvall has been named chief operating officer of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, effective August 1. Dan Graveline, Georgia World Congress Center Authority executive director, recently announced the appointment.
UPPER BOWL SEATS NOW ON SALE FOR MEXICO VS. VENEZUELA ON JUNE 24 AT GEORGIA DOME -High demand for historic international match allows for additional seats to be made available-
NEW YORK - (June 19, 2009) With the lower seating bowl nearly full for the match between Mexico and Venezuela in Atlanta on June 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET, Soccer United Marketing (SUM), together with the Atlanta Falcons, today announced today that seats in the Georgia Dome’s upper bowl are now available for purchase.
ATLANTA SELECTED TO HOST SEC MEN'S 2014 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT-City continues long legacy of hosting prestigious sporting event-
ATLANTA - (June 15, 2009) Atlanta has been selected to host the 2014 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Men’s Basketball Tournament.
El Georgia Dome tendr una cancha de hierba natural en el interior
NUEVA YORK Y ATLANTA - (Jueves, 23 de abril, 2009) – La Selección Nacional de México jugará contra Venezuela su primer encuentro en el Georiga Dome de Atlanta, el miércoles, 24 de junio a partir de las 7:30 p.m. (hora local), evento promovido y anunciado por Soccer United Marketing (SUM), los Atlanta Falcons de la NFL y la Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF).
MEXICAN NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM TO PLAY VENEZUELA AT GEORGIA DOME JUNE 24Natural Grass Field Will Be Used Indoors at the Georgia Dome
NEW YORK & ATLANTA - (April 23, 2009 ) Mexico’s national soccer team will play the Venezuelan national team in the first international soccer game at the Georgia Dome on June 24 at 7:30 p.m. local, event promoter Soccer United Marketing (SUM), the Atlanta Falcons and the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) announced today.
FOUR TOP INTERNATIONAL SOCCER CLUBS FACE OFF IN THE U.S. IN THE FIRST-EVER WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE
NEW YORK - (March 24, 2009) Chelsea FC, AC Milan, FC Internazionale Milano and Club America to play in six-city championship tournament this Summer
Georgia World Congress Center Authority Busy One Year After Tornado
ATLANTA - (March 13, 2009) One year after an F2 tornado hit downtown Atlanta, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority is busy with activity.
Georgia World Congress Center Authority Busy One Year After Tornado
ATLANTA - (March 13, 2009) One year after an F2 tornado hit downtown Atlanta, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority is busy with activity.
ACC announces sale of 2009 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament tickets
GREENSBORO, N.C. - (February 24, 2009) The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that tickets for the 2009 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament will be available for sale on a tournament book basis starting Monday, March 2. The 56th annual ACC Tournament is scheduled for March 12-15 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.
GEORGIA DOME SOLD OUT FOR MONSTER JAM 2009
Atlanta (January 9, 2009) - For the ninth time in ten years, Monster Jam has sold out the Georgia Dome.