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Running down a ‘Dream’ | Female basketball team finds its new home on the southside

The city of College Park welcomes the NBA team with Fan Fest community event

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — The Gateway Center Arena Fan Fest certainly had a lot to celebrate this year. The long-awaited venue commemorated its grand opening last week. The all-new 100,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility launched its opening not only in time for the start of the College Park Skyhawks basketball season but also for another team - The Atlanta Dream.

The WNBA team has been an Atlanta staple since its inception back in 2008. The team announced their new home at the Gateway Center Arena at a press conference last month, making it the first female professional sports team to do so south of 1-20.

Credit: Doorway to the new Gateway Center Arena

The Gateway Center Arena launched a family-friendly community event this past weekend on Saturday, Nov. 9 to allow the City of College Park and all surrounding towns the experience to venue firsthand. In addition to the live DJ, family-friendly activities, prizes, and giveaways, East Point’s very own TCHS Marching Band paid a special visit to the event to help usher in the occasion with style.

For more information about the Gateway Center Arena, visit their website.

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