Forsyth Future Hat Trick:
Economic Growth
Community Development
& maybe NHL’s newest teammate.

Scoring big for Forsyth: championing economic prosperity, fostering vibrant community development, and the best shot at getting an NHL Team back in the region!

The Gathering: Forsyth's Premier Destination for NHL Excitement and Community Engagement

There is an opportunity to bring a National Hockey League (NHL) team back to Atlanta and have a major, professional sports team anchored entertainment complex that will be a +$2 billion overall investment in Forsyth County.  The County is considering an opportunity to support the construction of an arena that could become home to the NHLs newest team.

In the news

What is our local and national news saying about the project.

Could Atlanta's northern suburbs support an NHL franchise? Some say yes.
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The Gathering at South Forsyth: A New Era of Entertainment and Community

Introducing The Gathering:

Vernon Krause of Krause Auto Group has made a landmark investment in Forsyth County's future with the acquisition of a strategic site between Exit 12 and the new interchange on GA400 at McGinnis Ferry Road. This 100-acre tract, purchased for $53 million, is set to transform into an unparalleled entertainment complex named The Gathering, potentially anchored by an NHL franchise.

A Visionary Development:

The Gathering promises to be a cornerstone of excitement and community engagement, featuring:

A Commitment to Prosperity:

Forsyth County is poised to support The Gathering with a $390 million investment in the construction of the arena and its parking infrastructure, subject to the NHL awarding a franchise to the project. Ownership of the arena will reside with the county or a designated authority, while The Gathering will maintain full responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the venue.

Funding the Future:

The arena project's funding is designed to be repaid over 20 years through:

Ensuring Longevity:

The NHL team will enter a binding agreement to remain in Forsyth County for a minimum of 30 years or until the arena's financial obligations are fulfilled, ensuring long-term stability and commitment.

Confirmed Economic Benefits:

Independent studies by Ernst & Young and Center for Economic Development Research at the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute corroborate the substantial economic benefits of The Gathering, anchored by an NHL team, including:

Join us in envisioning The Gathering as the beating heart of Forsyth County—where community, entertainment, and economic vitality converge to create a legacy for generations to come.Join us in envisioning The Gathering as the beating heart of Forsyth