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Post UGA to host 2009 women’s NCAA tournament opening rounds

Friday July 7, 2006

No, not in Stegeman.  Georgia will be the host team for the 1st and 2nd round games at the Gwinnett Arena in 2009.  Gwinnett is a great arena for the women’s game…it has all of the amenities of a modern arena, it’s moderately-sized enough to sell out yet still seat a good number of fans, and there’s plenty of parking.

Georgia is starting to make better and better use of the Gwinnett Arena, and that’s a good thing.  It’s not a matter of Gwinnett vs. Athens as much as it is Gwinnett vs. Atlanta.  The arena and the Sugarloaf area has things that Stegeman and Athens just don’t – hotel space among them.    Georgia’s promotion of the Gwinnett Arena means that UGA is now coordinating events that might have otherwise been hosted in Atlanta by Tech or Georgia State.
There have been gymnastics events there, the men’s basketball team played there last year, and the Lady Dogs play there annually since the Russell Athletic Shootout moved from Philips Arena to Gwinnett.  UGA will also host the 2007 women’s SEC tournament at the Gwinnett Arena.

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