After a $50 million renovation in 2012, Georgia Tech’s old ThrillerDome (aka Alexander Memorial Coliseum) has morphed into state-of-the-art McCamish Pavilion. If the old arena had a cozy high school–gym vibe, the new one feels like a spaceship. Georgia Tech actually left the original steel supports in place and expanded below, adding 30,000 square feet and an upper deck. Yet somehow the space preserves the intimacy that was so endearing about the old coliseum. Seats are so close to the action, lower-level fans need to stay alert when the ball goes out of bounds.
This article originally appeared in our April 2013 issue.