ACC Commissioners to Hear More on Classic Center Arena

May 11, 2021

The Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission are set to meet Tuesday at 5:30 for their regular monthly work session. In addition to the first of three public input sessions about the county's budget, Commissioners will hear a design review on the proposed Classic Center arena. That update is expected to propose an additional $25 million dollars in expenditures, mostly coming from loans.

An artist's rendering of the interior of the Classic Center Arena, configured for indoor sports.
Credit Classic Center

Other suggested changes to the arena project include a reduction in the overall size of the arena from 185,000 square feet to 170,000 square feet.

Commissioners are also expected to hear a presentation on Project RESET, a program which aims to reduce the number of evictions caused by the economic fallout of the pandemic. A similar program in Gwinnett County has helped some 3,700 residents in the last six months.

This evening’s meeting, including the public input session on the budget, begins at 5:30 and will be streamed live on the county’s YouTube page.