Economic Impact

It is the mission of The Classic Center to enhance the quality of life in Athens-Clarke county while serving as the cultural, civic, and social center for the southeast and by generating maximum economic impact.  We take this mission very seriously and strive each and every day to bring entertainment to our community while bringing visitors to Athens who bring business to our local shops, restaurants and hotels.  

Impact on our Community

At The Classic Center we host over 700 events annually, doubling the industry average. These 400,000 guests make memories at our facility and an impact on our community. Providing 80,000 room nights to our local hotels and providing an estimated $46 Million of economic impact to our Athens-Clarke County community.

Events include:
- Community Events - graduations, fundraising events, etc.
- Concerts and Performances
- Weddings and Socials
- Weekly religious services
- Conference and Conventions

Economic and Community Impact in Athens

Capital Improvements

We strive to keep The Classic Center in state-of-the-art condition.  As an Authority, we reinvest our profits into this community building to increase customer experience and keep this community building clean, updated, and efficient for all of your event needs.

Recent Capital Campaign and Facility Improvements:
- Theatre Renovations
- Parking Deck Repairs
- Office Renovations and Expansions
- Sustainability Projects
- Ballroom Renovation
- Foundry Building Updates

FY19 Annual Report

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