COBB-MARIETTA COLISEUM & EXHIBIT HALL AUTHORITY RELEASES 2020 ANNUAL REPORT
ATLANTA – Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and ArtsBridge Foundation recently released their joint 2020 Annual Report. The Annual Report is dedicated to the memory of Johnny Gresham, a longtime member of the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority who passed away in 2020.
In 2020, Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Centre experienced first-time-ever closures and a significant reduction in events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, financial results and economic impact numbers were significantly lower than previous years. Both venues generated approximately $85.8 million in overall economic impact for Cobb County and the State of Georgia, based on an economic impact study performed by an independent consulting firm. Approximately $4.5 million in sales, income, local option, hotel/motel and liquor by the drink taxes are directly attributable to events held at the Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Centre.
The venues produced a total of 378 events with attendance of 331,000 in 2020. ArtsBridge Foundation, the arts education outreach arm of the Cobb Energy Centre, reached 24,000 students and educators in 2020 through field trips, master classes, educational experiences, the family series and the virtual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards®. The 2019 live television broadcast earned a 2020 Southeast Emmy® Award.
“Despite our many challenges in Fiscal 2020, we firmly believe in our long-term future that includes welcoming back face-to-face meetings and live entertainment to our venues,” said Michele Swann, General Manager and CEO of the Authority.
To read more, visit https://cobbgalleria.com/about-us/annual-report/.
About Cobb Galleria Centre
The Cobb Galleria Centre is located in the beautifully landscaped 88-acre Galleria complex in prestigious northwest Atlanta. Cobb Galleria Centre is Atlanta’s premier convention facility with
320,000 square feet of event space, four exhibition halls, 20 meeting rooms, four executive boardrooms and a grand ballroom. Cobb Galleria Centre had more than 175,000 visitors to 214 events in 2020, resulting in an overall economic impact of $70 million. For more information, visit cobbgalleria.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/CobbGalleria, on Twitter at @CobbGalleria and on Instagram at instagram.com/cobbgalleria/.
About Cobb Energy Centre
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway in northwest Atlanta, inside the Perimeter. Cobb Energy Centre is a premier venue for opera, concerts, Broadway shows, ballet, educational shows, family shows and corporate meetings and events. The Centre hosts two resident companies, the Atlanta Ballet and The Atlanta Opera. The facility includes the 2,750-seat John A. Williams Theatre, 10,000-square-foot Kessel D. Stelling Ballroom and full-service food and beverage capabilities. For more information about the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, visit cobbenergycentre.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/CEPAC, on Twitter at @CobbEnergyPAC and on Instagram at instagram.com/cobbenergypac/.
About ArtsBridge Foundation
ArtsBridge Foundation is dedicated to providing quality arts education and community engagement programs that engage, motivate, inspire, and elevate the next generation of artists and arts supporters. ArtsBridge forms connections with students in grades K-12 by providing arts education opportunities through field trip programs to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, master class workshops, artists-in-schools, and the annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards. Since its inception in 2007, ArtsBridge has served more than 380,000 students and educators from 67 Georgia counties, plus students from Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. To learn more, visit artsbridgega.org and follow us on Twitter at @ArtsbridgeGA, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArtsBridgeGa and on Instagram at instagram.com/artsbridgega/.
The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority owns and operates Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, ArtsBridge Foundation and Galleria Specialty Shops.
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