Gas South District

The Gas South District is a multipurpose campus that includes Gas South Arena, Gas South Convention Center, Gas South Theater and the Hudgens Center for the Arts. The 80-acre lakefront campus is beautifully landscaped and architecturally stunning, with soaring atriums and modern angles offering a beautiful backdrop for any event.

Future of Gas South District

Feel the energy! The Gas South District is open, while also undergoing a public/private expansion. The Convention Center’s expansion will double the size of their Exhibit Hall, add breakout rooms, enhance technology and AV, and create a stunning, outdoor greenspace for gathering. Two new on-site parking decks offer easy paid parking, and next door, a four-star, 364-room Westin hotel will give guests a high-end headquarters hotel.

The Gas South District and surrounding hotels have each made a Commitment to be Clean for the health and safety of all clients and guests. 

The Gas South District has received it's Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) Star. This accreditation is the gold standard for prepared facilities by meeting the most stringent protocols for cleaning and infectious disease prevention. The Arena is the first arena in the state of Georgia to receive the accreditation. 

Westin Hotel


Gas South Convention Center: Gas South Convention Center is a versatile space that can be used for a wide range of events including tradeshows, conventions, performances, and sporting events. The Convention Center’s event planners and staff members offer unmatched service to meet the endeavors of every host. Whether planning an event or visiting as a guest, the Center's proximity to many hotels, restaurants, and shopping makes it a wonderful location for any event.

The heart of the Convention Center is the 50,000 square foot Exhibit Hall that incorporates many features designed to aid in the execution of any event. It includes nine covered loading docks, a custom sound and lighting system, 28 foot ceilings, and in-house connections for electricity. The Exhibit Hall can easily be tailored to meet your needs.

The Metro Atlanta Convention Center also contains 23 versatile meeting rooms and the 21,600 square foot Thomas P. “Tommy” Hughes Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 286 people with social distancing guidelines. *(capacities are subject to change based on current situation.)*

Gas South Arena: Gas South Arena is a vibrant, versatile venue showcasing a multitude of concerts, sporting events, family shows, and more. It is home to the ECHL’s Atlanta Gladiators and NLL’s Georgia Swarm. The Arena features various food and beverage locations throughout the venue and a removable ice rink that accommodates ice entertainment shows. The Arena is central to many hotels, restaurants, and shopping.

The Arena has a capacity of 13,000 and features a state-of-the-art house reduction system which can quickly convert the space to a 3,500 theater-style setting or a large convention and tradeshow space with a capacity of 10,000 attendees. Taking into account social distancing, the current capacity is 3,053. *(capacities are subject to change based on current situation.)*

The Arena also includes 30 corporate suites, 2 party suites, club level seats, a spacious concourse, wider seats, a high-end sound system and acoustical enhancements to provide the best experience for every event.

Gas South Theater: The Theater presents a variety of diverse events, ranging from dramatic stage productions to musical performances and corporate presentations. When fully utilized, the 708-seat theater provides an intimate feel that allows members of the audience to immerse themselves in the performance from anywhere in the venue. Current social distancing guidelines allow for a capacity of 220 people. *(capacities are subject to change based on current situation.)*

The Theater features a removable orchestra shell, sound absorbing drapes, and a high-tech house speaker system. Design features of the theater stage include a sophisticated lighting and fly system for fast and efficient scenery changes. Backstage includes easy access to loading platforms, production offices, technician rooms, and celebrity and chorus dressing rooms equipped with full-baths and makeup facilities.

These key design features create an enjoyable event for audiences and offer the extraordinary flexibility and opportunity for all events. The Theater is also part of the Gas South District expansion and renovation, with a new entrance, lobby and lower floor restrooms.

Hudgens Center for the Arts: Whether you are seeking a setting with casual elegance or artistic flair, Hudgens Center for Art & Learning can accommodate your needs. Situated on the lovely 90-acre Gas South District, The Hudgens provides the perfect backdrop for your special day. This facility is one of Gwinnett's best-kept secrets.

The award-winning Al Weeks Sculpture Garden offers a serene site, perfect for romantic wedding ceremonies and receptions. With 2,800 sq. ft. of enclosed, private outdoor space, this setting features a lily pond with waterfalls and koi, and garden seating. The distinctive design and layout of the interior, featuring lovely art galleries, gives you a variety of options and surrounds your guests with style. The Grand Hall, Classic Room, and Rowe Promenade offer 2,200 sq. ft. of space, with the capability of hosting a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower or reception.


In an effort to meet the demands of an expanding campus and an increasing number of events, Gas South District is partnering with LAZ Parking to implement a paid parking system. Hourly parking rates will be free for the first 2 hours! Method of Payment: Credit/Debit Card ONLY

Parking Tips
As you plan your visit to Gas South District, here are a few parking tips you should know before you go.

1. Prepay for parking: This will save time at the parking areas, and ensure a space. Pre-paid parking passes can be purchased at or  under the specific event you plan to attend.
2. Arrive early. Arriving early will provide you with time to park and go through security.
3. Have your parking pass ready. If you have pre-paid for parking, print your parking pass or have it ready on your mobile phone to present it to the parking. 

Event Parking

    • Event parking rates typically go into effect 2 hours prior to the start of the event.
    • Rates will vary by event and by the venue.
    • All parking passes are valid for a single-vehicle space.
    • Parking passes are encouraged to be purchased in advance at or by clicking on the specific event you plan to attend. Pre-paid passes must be presented when entering the lot either via hard copy or mobile.
    • Paid parking options are available on-premise.

Payment Options

  • Event Parking will be charged as you enter the parking areas. 
    • The method of payment is credit/debit card ONLY.
    • We accept all major credit cards including VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
  • Hourly Parking will be charged as you exit the parking areas. 
    • Pay-by-foot kiosks, including a cash station, are located at the elevator lobby on Level 3 of Deck #1 and on Level 1 of Deck #2.
    • Once you pay at the kiosk, you have 10 minutes to exit the deck.
    • Parking can also be paid at the gate pay stations as you exit the decks by credit/debit card ONLY.

Valet Services

Presented By Atlanta Classic Cars. Valet services cost $25.00* per vehicle. Owners driving a Mercedes to receive complimentary valet services at Gas South District ticketed public events. Please note: Valet services or complimentary services may not be available for all events. Spaces are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

*Prices may vary depending on the event.

Rideshare Services

Rideshare pick-up location is outside the Arena in the A5 parking lot. Please refer to the map below for exact location. A staging area for all services including Uber, Lyft, taxi, and limo will be located in this area.

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

We offer on-campus electric vehicle charging stations for our guests' convenience. Click HERE for detailed instructions on how to use our charging stations.

Click HERE to find the locations of each charging station.