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 118-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

Gas South District, located just 30 minutes north of downtown Atlanta, is undergoing an incredible $100 million dollar expansion and renovation.

The expanded Gas South Convention Center opened in November 2021, and the renovation and update of the ballrooms, breakout space and additional Exhibit Hall space should be completed in November 2022. The District has a strong commitment to robust health and safety protocols for both attendees and planners, exemplified by their Global Biorisk Advisory Council Star accreditation (GBAC). This recognition is the ‘gold standard” for venues/facilities who have met and exceeded the most stringent cleaning and infectious disease prevention protocols.

Adjacent to the Convention Center, a stunning 350-room, 4-star Westin is underway, poised to serve as the Convention Center’s headquarters hotel. Anticipated opening date is March 2024. The hotel will also feature an additional 17,000 sf of conference space (13 meeting rooms), a stunning rooftop bar, Starbucks and open greenspace, connecting the hotel to the Convention Center.

The 118-acre campus expansion and renovation also includes acres of green space, including a gorgeous new Gateway Park, located at the corner of Satellite and Sugarloaf Parkway. This park will add easy walkability from nearby offices, restaurants and hotels. An open greenspace for outdoor events and gatherings will break ground in Spring 2022. Plans for a thriving public/private development including residential, entertainment, office and dining are underway, creating a sense of place for campus attendees, locals and visitors.

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 90,000 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, 30 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 assures that the Convention Center offers and ideal space for every event. 

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. 

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.

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 118-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.


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.