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Encyclopedia > Philips Arena
Philips Arena

Location 1 Philips Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Opened 1999
Owner Atlanta Spirit, LLC
Operator Atlanta Spirit, LLC
Construction cost $213.5 million
Architect HOK Sport
Tenants
Atlanta Hawks (NBA) (1999- present)
Atlanta Thrashers (NHL) (1999-present)
Atlanta TBD (WNBA) (2008-present)
Georgia Force (AFL) (2002, 2005-2007)
Capacity
Basketball: 18,729
Hockey and Arena football: 18,545

The Philips Arena is an indoor arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Completed in 1999 at a cost of $213.5 million, it is home to the Atlanta Thrashers of the NHL and the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. It is owned and operated by Atlanta Spirit, LLC, the group of investors that also owns the Hawks and Thrashers. The arena seats 18,729 for basketball and 18,545 for ice hockey. It includes 92 luxury suites and 1,866 club seats. For concerts and other entertainment events, the arena can seat 21,000. “PSV” redirects here. ... For the indoor arena in Atlanta, Georgia, see Philips Arena. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 89 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... This article is about the year. ... HOK Sport is a division of the international architectural firm HOK which specializes in sports facilities. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... NBA redirects here. ... This article is about the year. ... The Atlanta Thrashers are a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... NHL redirects here. ... This article is about the year. ... The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Conference National Division Southern Year founded 2001 Home arena Philips Arena City, State Atlanta, Georgia Wild card titles 1: 2003 Division titles 1: 2005 Conference titles 1: 2005 ArenaBowl championships none The Georgia Force is in no way related to the San Antonio Force, which was an Arena Football League... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the sport. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... The following is a list of indoor arenas. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... This article is about the year. ... The Atlanta Thrashers are a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... This article is about the sport. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...


The arena was laid out in a rather unusual manner, with the club seats and luxury boxes aligned solely along one side of the playing surface, and the general admission seating along the other three sides (the arrangement was later emulated at the Detroit Lions homefield Ford Field). This unique layout is a vast contrast to many of its contemporaries, which have their revenue-generating luxury boxes and club seats located in the 'belly' of the arena, thus causing the upper deck to be 2-4 stories higher. The layout at Philips was done so as to be able to bring the bulk of the seats closer to the playing surface while still making available a sufficient number of revenue-raising club seats and lodges. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ford Field is an indoor football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that is the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL. It is across the street from Comerica Park. ...


The arena is sponsored by and named for Philips Electronics and therefore contains a large number of television screens made by Philips. On the exterior, angled steel columns supporting the roof facing downtown spell out "ATLANTA" and the side facing the Georgia World Congress Center spells out "CNN." The arena adjoins the CNN Center. The Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center rail station below the arena provides access to MARTA public transportation. Philips HQ in Amsterdam Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Philips Electronics N.V.), usually known as Philips, (Euronext: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) is one of the largest electronics companies in the world, founded and headquartered in the Netherlands. ... The Georgia World Congress Center or GWCC is the major convention center in Atlanta, run by the state of Georgia. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... The CNN Center is the world headquarters of the Cable News Network (CNN). ... Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center is a station in the MARTA rail system. ... MARTA rail car at North Avenue station The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, more commonly called MARTA, is the principal rapid-transit system in the Atlanta metropolitan area, and the ninth largest in the United States. ...


History

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, many cities starting building new state-of-the-art sporting venues for their NHL and/or NBA franchises, or in hopes or attaining one. Many of these arenas had modern amenities for their high-end customers, such as luxury boxes, club seats, and large, posh club-level concourses; some even had practice facilities on-site. These attractions were rarely found in arenas constructed in the early 1970s when The Omni was built and led to its chief tenant, the Atlanta Hawks being put in a competitive disadvantage. The operating manager of the current arena in place Ted Turner wanted an expansion hockey team but was told by the NHL that a new arena would have to be built. That, along with the fact that The Omni was rapidly deteriorating led to a new venue being built. After the Atlanta Hawks were eliminated from the 1997 NBA playoffs by the Chicago Bulls, the Omni was demolished and Philips Arena was constructed in its place. NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Omni Coliseum was an indoor arena located in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... For other persons named Ted Turner, see Ted Turner (disambiguation). ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


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 Omni Coliseum, usually called The Omni, from the Latin for all, was an indoor arena located in Atlanta, Georgia. ...


World Championship Wrestling (WCW) hosted a number of professional wrestling events at Philips Arena before it was sold to WWE in spring 2001. The arena was also host to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Royal Rumble event in January 2002 and Backlash 2007 in April 2007, and has hosted several episodes of RAW and SmackDown!. For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Royal Rumble 2002 was the fifteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Backlash is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which started in 1999 and is held normally in April (with the exception of 2005). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ...

Philips Arena in its hockey setup, as viewed
from Section 303.

It hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 2003. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 846 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 846 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ...


The venue had been named the site of the 2005 Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament; however, when the NHL announced in early 2004 that the 55th NHL All-Star Game, scheduled for February 2005 would be held in Atlanta, arena officials withdrew the Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament which was moved 140 miles northeast on Interstate 85 to the BI-LO Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Ironically, the arena would not even play host to that All-Star Game due to the 2004-05 NHL Lockout. As a result, Atlanta became the second (San Jose being the first) city to lose an All-Star Game planned in advance because of a labor dispute. Philips Arena would later be announced as home to the 56th NHL All-Star Game in 2008. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The National Hockey League All-Star Game (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition ice hockey game that marks the midway point of the National Hockey Leagues regular season, with many of the star players playing against each other. ... The Bi-Lo Center is a 13,707-seat multi-purpose arena in Greenville, South Carolina. ... Greenville is the third largest city in the state of South Carolina. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 56th National Hockey League All-Star Game will be held at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, home of the Atlanta Thrashers, during the 2007-08 NHL season. ...


The DVD film for the tour Destiny Fulfilled ... And Lovin' It by Destiny's Child was filmed there. Destiny Fulfilled . ... Destinys Child was an American R&B group. ...


The facility also played host to the 2004 US Figure Skating Championships. On September 20, 2007 it hosted Friday Night Smackdown!. is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... // WWE SmackDown! is a professional wrestling show that airs in the USA on UPN and in Canada on The Score Network. ...


Most importantly, Widespread Panic holds the sellout record at the venue at a current number of 15. This number is expected to rise to 17 this December


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Preceded by
Georgia Dome
19971999
Home of the
Atlanta Hawks

1999–present
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Atlanta Thrashers

1999–present
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
Arena at Gwinnett Center
20032004
Home of the
Georgia Force

20042007
Succeeded by
Arena at Gwinnett Center
2008–present

Coordinates: 33°45′26.01″N, 84°23′46.76″W The Georgia Dome is a domed stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia that is owned and operated by The State of Georgia who operates The Dome, The Georgia World Congress Center, and Centennial Olympic Park. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... This article is about the year. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... This article is about the year. ... The Atlanta Thrashers are a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... This article is about the year. ... The Arena at Gwinnett Center is an indoor arena located in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth, Georgia. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Conference National Division Southern Year founded 2001 Home arena Philips Arena City, State Atlanta, Georgia Wild card titles 1: 2003 Division titles 1: 2005 Conference titles 1: 2005 ArenaBowl championships none The Georgia Force is in no way related to the San Antonio Force, which was an Arena Football League... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Arena at Gwinnett Center is an indoor arena located in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth, Georgia. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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