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Savannah’s Enmarket Arena Now Open

14 December 2022

The Enmarket Arena in Savannah, Georgia, is now open and is being hailed as the largest public works project in the city’s history. This new venue, which officially opened on February 5th, is expected to bring a wide range of music, sports, and entertainment experiences to Southern Georgia. The opening ceremony, which included a community day and ribbon-cutting event, attracted hundreds of attendees.

One of the architectural firms involved in the design of the Enmarket Arena is Goode Van Slyke Architecture, which is based in Atlanta. GVSA served as an associate architect on the project, working alongside the design lead firm Perkins&Will. Their contributions to the project included designing various aspects of the building, including non-public areas like operations offices and visitor lockers, as well as many of the public areas located on the concourse and overlook levels. This collaboration between architectural firms has resulted in the creation of a significant new entertainment and sports venue for the Savannah community.

The experience we gained working on Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium put us in a unique position to help design this project.

Chris Goode

“This will be a jewel for Savannah, attracting world-class entertainment while creating jobs and improving the economy.”


“The arena helps revitalize Savannah’s downtown area while bringing a new level of sports and entertainment,” added Partner Paul Van Slyke. “It is also energy and water efficient and used sustainable materials whenever possible. We’re proud to be part of this stellar project.”


Oak View Group Facilities, which manages the arena, says it expects to host roughly 150 events in a year. Recent shows include For the Love of Hip Hop with Big Boi and the Eagles’ Hotel California Tour. Upcoming events include Jimmy Buffett’s Life on the Flip Side Tour, Bon Jovi’s 2022 Tour, Mike Epps’ No Remorse Comedy Tour, the Harlem Globetrotters Spread Game Tour, Keith Urban’s The Speed of Now World Tour, Disney on Ice, Road to Wrestlemania and many more. The home of East Coast Hockey League’s Savannah Ghost Pirates AA team, the 9,500-seat arena is also expected to host college and high school sporting events and tournaments as well.


The Enmarket Arena is located at 620 Stiles Avenue in downtown Savannah.

Photography credit: John Stinson, Perkins&Will