“It will be mostly commercial events – concerts and family shows and things that will be fitting for the arena,” Vella said. “We won’t be moving Broadway, but it might be an R&B artist or a large family show better suited for Gateway, or even an athletic event where the Fox wouldn’t be the best fit.”
The location of the arena, minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, makes it accessible to artists zipping into town for a performance, as well as a welcome option for eventgoers in the neighborhood.
“It will help serve southern Metro Atlanta a little better. This will be convenient for people who live in that area and don’t necessarily want to drive to Gwinnett (for a show),” Vella said. “It’s making the pot bigger, not smaller.”
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