Gwinnett County Administrator Glenn Stephens, right, and Gwinnett Corrections Warden Darrell Johnson speak Tuesday before a press conference and "ceremonial demolition" at the Stone Mountain Tennis Center. Chad Rhym / Chad.Rhym@ajc.com
Photo: Chad Rhym
Photo: Chad Rhym

VIDEO: A ‘ceremonial demolition’ at Gwinnett’s Olympic tennis venue

Gwinnett County began Tuesday afternoon the demolition of the Stone Mountain Tennis Center, a venue that was built for — and hosted events during — Atlanta’s 1996 Summer Olympics

The tennis center will be completely demolished in the coming months and the county will open up the 24-acre site to proposals from private sector developers. They hope the property, whatever it eventually holds, will become the “Southern Gateway to Gwinnett.” 

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“I want people to know they’ve arrived in Gwinnett County just from what sits on this site,” Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said Tuesday.

Watch video of Tuesday afternoon’s “ceremonial demolition” below — and read more about the tennis enter’s history and future on myAJC.com.

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