Sports-Themed Meetings in Atlanta

With a plethora of capabilities to enhance large meetings, Atlanta can and should be your next meeting destination.
  • See why Atlanta has such strong potential when it comes to creating a sports-themed meeting, that attendees will love.
    See why Atlanta has such strong potential when it comes to creating a sports-themed meeting, that attendees will love.

Bill Hancock Can Lead Off...

Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the College Football Playoff, had a few things to say after visiting Atlanta during the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship that was hosted at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium:

“The heart of the city, the walkability, and the concise nature of the championship campus was awesome but, more so, Atlanta brought a spirit and a can-do, welcoming attitude that we will take with us forever – we'll all remember that Atlanta was awesome. We'll be back.”

As the host city of the ‘96 Summer Olympics (making Atlanta the third American city to host the Summer Games at the time) and the future host of Super Bowl LIII, Atlanta has a plethora of capabilities to enhance large meetings and take sports-themed events to another level.

Take a look at a few of the entertainment venues and activities that will create an experience attendees (and the diehard sports fans of the group) will love.  


atlcitywide-blog-june-07.jpg(Gene Phillips,

Pre-Game Drinks and Post-Game Eats Nearby

Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium is home to Atlanta United and the Atlanta Falcons, bringing in thousands of fans every gameday. However, the stadium’s capabilities don’t stop there. Hosting large events, the Stadium brings an atmosphere to the city that can’t be missed. Along with this energy, comes bars and restaurants that will further enhance attendees overall experiences. Take a quick detour to our past blog to see the go-to bars and restaurants in the city, all within walking distance of the stadium.


atlcitywide-blog-september-02.jpg(Gene Phillips,

Centennial Olympic Park Legacy

The 1996 Summer Olympics left a lasting legacy in the city of Atlanta. Twenty-five years ago, the country’s largest downtown park was developed for visitors and residents to enjoy during the games. Today, Atlanta’s most iconic landmark gives attendees access to 21 acres of green, year-round, outdoor event space, and is undergoing a $27 million re-envisioning.


atlcitywide-blog-september-03.jpg(Gene Phillips,

Event Spaces Sparked with Sports Venue Energy

Atlanta’s meeting venues can accommodate events of all sizes. The spaces are flexible, unique, and surrounded by the energy of the city’s sports culture. In addition to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, venues like State Farm Arena and the Chick-Fil-A College Football Hall of Fame not only continue to inspire attendees, but they are conveniently located within Atlanta’s walkable convention campus.



The Battery Atlanta  

With distinctive dining and entertainment, and a 264-room Omni Hotel adjacent to SunTrust Park, The Battery Atlanta is one of Atlanta’s hottest spots. This pre-game/post-game and pre-meeting/post-meeting destination is conveniently located in the Cumberland area and offers flexible meeting space options.


Sign Up for Email Updates


Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. All Rights Reserved. Copyright © 2020 - 233 Peachtree Street, NE Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30303

Heavens to Betsy…Our site is a little all over the place in this browser. If you don’t mind upgrading to the latest version, it’ll look just right.


It could be that you are using Internet Explorer in ‘compatibility view’.

If so, may really look a hot mess. Let us help you remove our site from your Compatibility View list.

By using our site, you accept our recently updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.