"Atlanta, Sports Capital of the World"
- Bob Costas, 1996 Olympics
Atlanta is the premiere location for anyone interested in pursuing a career in sports, with many events being held just blocks from the Georgia State University campus. Some of the mega events hosted in Atlanta over the past two decades include: two Super Bowls (XXVIII in 1994 and XXXIV in 2000), the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, the 1993 and 2003 Women's NCAA Final Four, the 2002 and 2007 Men's Final Four, the 2000 MLB All-Star Game, the 2001 and 2011 PGA Championship, the 2003 NBA All-Star Game, the 2006 Sugar Bowl, and the 2008 NHL All-Star Game. Atlanta is the home of many annual sporting events, such as the Georgia 500, the AVP Crocs Tour, THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, the Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic, and the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Atlanta also regularly hosts the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament, most recently in 2011. In addition to these events, listed below are just a few of the sport organizations located, and/or headquartered, in the Metro Atlanta region. The wide scope of organizations in the area provides GSU students and graduates with numerous volunteer, internship, or job opportunities.
Annual Major Events