HENRY COUNTY, Ga. – The president of Atlanta Motor Speedway is showing lawmakers how Georgia can do casino resorts differently, catering to the whole family.
Ed Clark, president of Atlanta Motor Speedway, released two conceptual drawings of a resort adjacent to the existing track which would be part NASCAR, part theme park, and part casino resort.
Clark said while the casino would be a big draw, it wouldn’t be the only attraction. In addition to the existing track, a 3-level gold driving range, an indoor/outdoor waterpark, a 330,00-square-foot theme park, 10 theater cinema complex, a family entertainment center with an e-sports arena, and a night club.
It also would feature 11,000 seats for concerts, 10 restaurants, and a 300,000-square-foot premium outlet mall.
This is all before the casino and the main resort which would boast 700 rooms, an 85,000-square-foot casino gaming floor, 75,000-square-feet of convention space, and a 400-unit timeshare.
AMS said it would need to build some parking spaces underground to accommodate up to 7,800 parking spaces.
Clark said one of the biggest reasons it would be natural to make AMS into a casino resort would be the fact it is already a big attraction with the yearly NASCAR races, Imagine Music Festival, Georgia State Fair, Atlanta Air Show, and weekly races.
Clark said in addition to the built-in fan base of visitors, the proposed resort could pull in new visitors for conventions, sporting events, concerts, and more.
Another argument is its proximity to two airports. It’s about 21 miles away from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and adjacent to the Henry County Airport.