Philips Arena Information:
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Address: 1 Philips Drive Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Parking: Parking is available around the stadium.
Year Opened: 1999
Occupants: Atlanta Hawks
Rules: No smoking inside the arena, No outside food, beverages, glass bottles, banners, laser pointers, or backpacks
The Philips Arena was completed in 1999 and instantly improved the entertainment potential of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The building was formerly home to the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers, but since their move to Winnipeg, the Philips Arena is now solely home to the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. With 12,000 of the arena's 20,000 seats on the lower bowl level, attendees can enjoy stellar views of the court, putting the average fan very close to the action. The Philips Arena is on the east side of Atlanta near the Georgia Dome and the Georgia Convention Center. It is easily accessible from I-75, I-85 or I-20 and sports fans can also take the MARTA rail line to an event as well.
The building is known for its distinctive back lit sign that spells out the word "Atlanta" and dominates the roadway running alongside the structure. Additionally, designers ensured that the roof and the trusses remain in view while people are seated, to give attendees a grand sense of scale. The Philips Arena boasts some of the best acoustics in the Southeast, making it a fabulous place to catch a musical performance or other large-scale event.
The Atlanta Hawks moved into the Philips Arena in 1999 at the end of a long playoff run in the late '90s. After being knocked out of the postseason in 1999, it would be nearly a decade before the Hawks made it back to the playoffs in 2008. Since then, the Hawks have been a team with a wonderful nucleus of young talent who have surged to upset victories in the playoffs, but they have yet to take the next step in their growth as a true NBA contender and capture their first ever title.
The Philips Arena has also become the go-to spot to house some of the biggest acts in music and entertainment around. During concerts, attendees usually opt for floor level seats, but these can be a problem if there is someone taller in front of you. With the arena's incredible acoustics, concert goers can save a few bucks by sitting on the side of the lower bowl and enjoying the show from afar. The venue has housed big shows such as Bruce Springsteen's Working on a Dream Tour, The Police 2007 Reunion Tour, Britney Spears' Circus Tour and many more.
Philips Arena Ticket Information:
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Great Arena ! This arena is great for concerts , circuses , sporting events , and just everything ! July 24, 2012