Olympic tennis stadium to be demolished

October 5, 2016

Gwinnett County in Georgia plans to acquire and demolish the former Olympic tennis stadium near Stone Mountain, which could clear the way for private development of the site.

The county board of governors recently approved a deal that would result in the county receiving the 24-acre stadium site. An official said the county would then likely seek proposals from private firms to redevelop the land.

The site was the tennis venue for the 1996 Summer Olympics, but after the Games, the Stone Mountain Memorial Association was unable to find ways for the 8,000-seat stadium to pay for itself. The stadium has been in disrepair and unusable for many years.