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Posted: Tuesday April 15, 2014 • Category: General
ATHENS, Ga. – Complimentary tickets to the May 2-3 Athens Symphony Pops Concerts will be distributed at The Classic Center Theatre box office beginning Monday, April 21 at 10 a.m.
Posted: Tuesday April 15, 2014 • Category: General
ATHENS, Ga. – Northeast Georgia businesses, nonprofit organizations and students are invited to register for the 2014 Athens Small Business Summit. This event, which promises a full day of business education and networking, will take place at The Classic Center on Thursday, April 24.
Posted: Thursday April 10, 2014 • Category: General
ATHENS, Ga. – R. W. Allen received the first place award in its construction category from the Associated General Contractors of Georgia for the company’s work on The Classic Center.
The AGC Build Georgia Awards recognize general contractors for outstanding performances on some of the state’s most remarkable projects. The awards place particular emphasis on projects in which the general contractor exceeded expectations and overcame challenges of a difficult project.
R. W. Allen's work included the addition of a beautiful new 8,000 square foot atrium and an expanded 56,000 square foot exhibit hall. The expansion was completed in February 2013.
“It is an honor to be recognized for the work that the R. W. Allen team put into this project amid the unique situations we faced,” said Tommy Goodyear, senior project administrator at R.W. Allen. “This project was a success due to the teamwork and effort put forth by the project team, architect, subcontractors and the Classic Center staff.”
First place winners will receive their awards at the AGC Georgia Annual Conference in June and will be recognized in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s "Best of the Best" special section in June.
“The work that R.W. Allen put into The Classic Center expansion was nothing short of outstanding,” said Paul Cramer, executive director of The Classic Center. “They truly deserve this award, and we congratulate them on a job well done.”
R.W. Allen, LLC is based in Augusta, Ga., and operates in six states throughout the Southeast and maintains a fully staffed office in Athens.
Posted: Tuesday April 1, 2014 • Category: General
A public memorial to celebrate the life of Thomas Hinson is scheduled for Friday, April 4 at 4:30 p.m. in The Classic Center Atrium in downtown Athens at 300 North Thomas Street. Mr. Hinson served on to various community organizations, including the Classic City Rotary Club, the Athens Jaycees and the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce. He also served on The Classic Center Authority Board of Directors. His obituary can be found here.
Posted: Friday March 28, 2014 • Category: General
ATHENS, GA. – The UGA Hockey team will face-off against Georgia Tech before a sold-out crowd of 2,000 fans at The Classic Center Arena on Wednesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
This is the first home hockey game at The Classic Center Arena in downtown Athens for the Georgia Ice Dogs.
Ticket holders can enjoy pre-game entertainment featuring an Ice Dogs Walk, player autograph session, bouncy house, face painting, sure shot cage, stride board, music and more beginning at 5:30 p.m. UGA’s Hairy Dog and the Hockey Ice Girls also will be entertaining fans.
The Ice Dogs Walk will be open to the public outside The Classic Center Arena starting at 5:30 p.m. at Dirty Birds restaurant on Washington Street and will continue through the main entrance of The Classic Center on North Thomas Street. The public is encouraged to come out and welcome the Ice Dogs as they enter their new home in Athens.
The Ice Dogs will play all of the 20 home games in their 2014-15 season at The Classic Center Arena between September and February.
On Tuesday, April 8, fans can be the first to purchase season tickets at Select-A-Seat Night. Come check out the new ice rink and available seat locations for next season! This is your chance to see the Ice Dogs in action as they practice while you check out the best view for the upcoming season. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the Ice Dogs practice at 7:30 p.m.
Reserved seating season tickets are $185, and premium reserved seating is $260. Fans can go to ClassicCenter.com to buy tickets, call 706-357-4444 or visit The Classic Center box office at 300 N. Thomas St. in downtown Athens.
Classic Center Executive Director Paul Cramer said he has been taken back by how the community has embraced the hockey team.
“We can’t begin to express how grateful we are to the team and its fans for embracing this new home for the Ice Dogs,” he said. “I’m excited to see the benefit this will bring to downtown Athens and the community throughout the season.”
Visit www.ugahockey.com for additional information on the team.
Posted: Tuesday March 11, 2014 • Category: General
ATHENS, Ga. – Season tickets for the Classic City Rollergirls 2014 bouts at The Classic Center Arena will go on sale today, March 11 at 10 a.m.
Season tickets are $55, and include entrance to the following bouts:
· Saturday, April 19 (Chattanooga Rollergirls)
· Saturday, May 31 (Charlotte Roller Girls: B-Dazzlers)
· Saturday, July 19 (Vette City Roller Derby)
· Saturday, Aug. 23 (Greenville Derby Dames)
Season ticket holders also will receive a Classic City Rollergirls swag gift bag, access to reserved seating and free admission to any double headers for the season.
Single tickets for the 2014 season go on sale Wednesday, March 19, and are $12 in advance and $14 at the door.
The Classic City Rollergirls kicked off their 2014 season in January with their annual Green and Black interleague bout at the new Classic Center Arena which now seats up to 2,000 attendees in a stadium like capacity. The team moved its home games to The Classic Center this year, which allows for larger capacity at bouts as well as downtown Athens convenience for bout-goers.
Click here to buy tickets, call 706.357.4444 or stop by The Classic Center Theatre box office at 300 N. Thomas Street in downtown Athens.