It's At The Philips Arena!
Upcoming Events At the Philips Arena
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About the Philips Arena
The Philips Arena began to host events in 1999, and unlike other similar venues, has had the same name since day one. Even though there are other indoor arenas that are newer, the Philips Arena is still known to be one of the best for hosting a wide variety of events. Philips Arena occupies the site of the Omni Coliseum, Atlanta's former sports arena. The Omni's "center-hung scoreboard" now hangs in the lobby of Philips Arena, where it still displays The Omni's logo along with that of Philips Arena, the Hawks, and the Thrashers (who never played in The Omni). The scoreboard still functions and displays information relevant to the game taking place in the arena.
The seating capacity at the Philips Arena fluctuates based on the event that is taking place. With that being said, this number is always in the 18,000 to 19,000 seat range. With so many fans being able to cram into the Philips Arena, the home team always has a distinct advantage.
At this time, there are three permanent residents of the Philips Arena. They include the Atlanta WNBA team (yet to be named), the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers, and the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. Both the Thrashers and the Hawks have been playing at the arena since opening in 1999.
The Philips Arena may be a hotbed for sporting events, but concerts and other large events also take place there. There are not too many nights when this arena sits dormant.
Modern features, a new design, and a location in downtown Atlanta are all main benefits of the Philips Arena. With so much to offer, it will be years before the city decides to build another similar venue.