Multi-use Arena for Athletics and Performance
The University of North Georgia’s Convocation Center is a $30-million multipurpose facility that serves as the focal point of campus life and the surrounding region.
Besides basketball, the 103,000-square-foot multi-purpose complex is the anchor for a multitude of events such as commencement ceremonies, concerts, and job fairs. The venue also features classrooms, labs, and physical training spaces for academic purposes. Built on a rocky hillside, the roof has a rolling barrel slope that opens wide for the entry doors and cascades down toward the main campus. The second floor features a transparent story that brings in daylight to both sides of the building.
The main 3,600-seat court area is noticeably refined and designed with intent. ‘Patriot Blue’ fabric panels line the arena with matching panels above the bleachers. The wood paneling gives the same warmth to the entry point that the light maple does for the court, which is also marked by a Patriot Blue stain. Due to the arena’s multi-use nature, the lower half of the seating is configured to be on a track instead of being cast in place to allow more freedom for ceremonies, drills, and other functions beyond sports.
The UNG Convocation Center is the center of activity in the fastest-growing region in Georgia, planned for the growth and excitement of the area.