In addition, it will include include classroom and academic support space as well as the ability to accommodate large conferences and esports tournaments.
The new arena is part of a massive redevelopment of the area around the former home of the Braves. Georgia State acquired the ballpark in 2017 and converted it into a football facility now known as Center Parc Stadium.
“What the Convocation Center will do is broaden the scope of Georgia State basketball,” men’s basketball coach Rob Lanier said. “We have a strong program and a winning tradition, so adding a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Atlanta stands to make us stronger.”