10/18 11:21 CDT WNBA Dream moving to 3,500-seat arena near Atlanta airport.
WNBA Dream moving to 3,500-seat arena near Atlanta airport.
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) --- The Atlanta Dream are getting a new home.
The WNBA team announced Friday it will play next season at a 3,500-seat arena
near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Gateway Center Arena is scheduled to open next week in a complex that includes
the Georgia International Convention Center. The $45 million facility was built
primarily to serve as the home of the Atlanta Hawks' new NBA G League
franchise, the College Park Skyhawks.
Now, it has a second tenant.
The Dream have played at 17,000-seat State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta, but
could not work out a deal with the Hawks for the 2020 season. This past season,
Atlanta ranked next-to-last in WNBA attendance at 4,270 per game.
Gateway Center Arena is about 11 miles south of State Farm Arena.
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