Gwinnett officials held a ceremony and celebration Tuesday afternoon at the Stone Mountain Tennis Center, which hosted tennis events during Atlanta’s 1996 Olympics. The venue will be torn down and redeveloped. TYLER ESTEP / TYLER.ESTEP@AJC.COM The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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PHOTOS: Gwinnett’s old Olympic tennis venue is now a big empty field

The Stone Mountain Tennis Center is an eyesore no more -- because it’s, um, not really anything anymore. 

The site where Gwinnett County played host to events during Atlanta’s 1996 Olympics, the tennis center languished in disrepair in the years following the Games. The county eventually obtained the property and, last summer, cleared it for demolition.

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The stadium near Stone Mountain fell into disrepair after the 1996 Olympics

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The stated goal was to clear the property and give potential developers a blank slate for dreaming up projects. While the county has not yet issued a formal request for proposals for the site, it appears the slate is just about ... blanked.

Find below photos taken in May 2017 alternated with new ones taken this week.

The Stone Mountain Tennis Center, located on Bermuda Road just inside the Gwinnett County line, has been largely abandoned since hosting events during Atlanta's 1996 Olympics. These photos were taken May 15, 2017.
Photo: Tyler Estep
The site of the Stone Mountain Tennis Center, which hosted events during Atlanta's 1996 Olympics, has now been cleared. TYLER ESTEP / tyler.estep@ajc.com
The Stone Mountain Tennis Center, located on Bermuda Road just inside the Gwinnett County line, has been largely abandoned since hosting events during Atlanta's 1996 Olympics. These photos were taken May 15, 2017.
Photo: Tyler Estep
The site of the Stone Mountain Tennis Center, which hosted events during Atlanta's 1996 Olympics, has now been cleared. TYLER ESTEP / tyler.estep@ajc.com
The Stone Mountain Tennis Center, located on Bermuda Road just inside the Gwinnett County line, has been largely abandoned since hosting events during Atlanta's 1996 Olympics. These photos were taken May 15, 2017.
Photo: Tyler Estep
The site of the Stone Mountain Tennis Center, which hosted events during Atlanta's 1996 Olympics, has now been cleared. TYLER ESTEP / tyler.estep@ajc.com
The Stone Mountain Tennis Center, located on Bermuda Road just inside the Gwinnett County line, has been largely abandoned since hosting events during Atlanta's 1996 Olympics. These photos were taken May 15, 2017.
Photo: Tyler Estep
The site of the Stone Mountain Tennis Center, which hosted events during Atlanta's 1996 Olympics, has now been cleared. TYLER ESTEP / tyler.estep@ajc.com

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