Philips Arena

The Philips Arena is an indoor arena in Atlanta, Georgia, which was opened in 1999. The construction costs of the hall were 213.5 million U.S. dollars and it is operated by Atlanta Spirit, LLC, a group of investors that also owns the franchise of the Atlanta Hawks. The arena is therefore also the home ground of the team. From 1999 to 2011 there helped from the Atlanta Thrashers play their home games before the franchise was relocated to Winnipeg. At concerts and similar events, the hall can accommodate up to 21,000 spectators, at the hockey games, there are a maximum of 18,750, 20,300 basketball.


The arena is sponsored by the Dutch Philips group, therefore bears his name - this is evidenced by a large number of flat screens that group within the arena. On the outside towards Downtown Atlanta shapes angled steel columns supporting the hall roof, the word " ATLANTA " - at the side to the Georgia World Congress Center back is to be read in the same way " CNN ". The hall is located opposite the CNN Center.


The Philips Arena is on the site of the Omni Coliseum, the former Atlanta sports hall, which was demolished in 1997. Since the opening of a number of wrestling events was carried out in the hall, including World Wrestling Entertainment ( WWE) Royal Rumble in January 2002, and several editions of Monday Night RAW and WWE Smackdown.

2003 NBA All- Star Game was held here and the 2004 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

End of January 2008, the 56th NHL All-Star Game was held in the hall, as the game of the season 2004/ 05, which was also awarded to Atlanta, failed due to the lockout.

2009 received the Philips Arena as the first NBA arena of the LEED certification, which defines a set of standards for environmentally friendly, resource-efficient and sustainable building.


In a game of Atlanta Hawks

Aerial view of the Arena

" Atlanta " lettering on the outside of the arena