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|Former names||Philips Arena (1999–2018)|
|Address||1 State Farm Drive|
|Coordinates|| / ,|
|Public transit||Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit AuthorityTemplate:Rail color boxTemplate:Rail color boxDome / GWCC / Philips Arena / CNN Center|
|Owner||Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority|
Ice hockey: 18,545 (1999–2010), 17,624 (2010–2011)
|Field size||680,000 square feet (63,000 m2)|
|Broke ground||June 5, 1997|
|Opened||September 18, 1999|
|Construction cost||$213.5 million|
($281 million in 2018 dollars)
$192.5 million (2017–2018 renovations)
|Architect||Populous (then HOK Sport)|
|Project manager||Barton Malow|
|Structural engineer||Thornton Tomasetti|
|Services engineer||M-E Engineers, Inc.|
|General contractor||Atlanta Arena Constructors (AAC), a joint venture of Beers Construction Co., Holder Construction Co., H.J. Russell & Co. and C.D. Moody Construction Co.|
|Atlanta Hawks (NBA) (1999–present)|
Atlanta Thrashers (NHL) (1999–2011)
Georgia Force (AFL) (2002, 2005–2007)
Atlanta Dream (WNBA) (2008–2016, 2019–present)
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (NCAA) (2011–2012)
State Farm Arena (formerly Philips Arena) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Atlanta, Georgia. The arena serves as the home venue for the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s Atlanta Hawks and the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)'s Atlanta Dream. It also served as home to the National Hockey League's Atlanta Thrashers from 1999 to 2011, before the team moved to Winnipeg. It opened in 1999 at a cost of $213.5 million, replacing the Omni Coliseum. It is owned by the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority and operated by the Hawks, owned by Tony Ressler along with a group of investors including Grant Hill.
Layout[edit | edit source]
The arena seats 19,050 for basketball and 17,624 for ice hockey. The largest crowd ever for an Atlanta Hawks basketball game at the arena was Game 6 of the 2008 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 2, 2008 (against the Boston Celtics), where there was an announced attendance of 20,425. The arena includes 92 luxury suites, 9 party suites, and 1,866 club seats. For concerts and other entertainment events, the arena can seat 21,000.
The arena was originally 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 in Ford Field, UCF Arena, Soldier Field, Levi's Stadium, and other venues). This layout was 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 loges; however, the 2017–18 renovations had removed the upper levels of the suite wall in favor of premium seating spread throughout the arena.
On the exterior, angled steel columns supporting the roof facing downtown spell out "ATLANTA." The side facing the Georgia World Congress Center originally spelled out "CNN" (whose headquarters adjoins the arena), but that section has since been altered to accommodate a Taco Mac restaurant. The Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center rail station below the arena provides access to MARTA public transportation.
Amsterdam-based technology company Philips purchased the initial naming rights to the arena in February 1999 for $185 million over 20 years. In February 2018, it was reported that Philips would not renew its naming rights agreement for the arena when it expires in June 2019, primarily due to Philips' withdrawal from the consumer electronics market in 2013. On August 29, 2018, State Farm purchased the naming rights to the arena, in a deal that will last for 20 years and cost $175 million.
For the 2007–2008 season, State Farm Arena utilized the new "see-through" shot clock units which allow spectators seated behind the basket to see the action without having the clocks interfere with their view, joining FedExForum, Wells Fargo Center, TD Garden, United Center, Talking Stick Resort Arena and the Spectrum Center. Video advertising panels replaced the traditional scrolling panels.
Banners[edit | edit source]
Atlanta Hawks[edit | edit source]
- 1958 NBA championship
- 1970 Western Division Champions
- 1980, 1987, 1994 Central Division Champions
- 2015 Southeast Division Champions
|Atlanta Hawks retired numbers|
|23||Lou Hudson||F, G||1966–1977|
|44||'Pistol' Pete Maravich||SG||1970–1973|
|59||Kasim Reed||Mayor of Atlanta||2010–2018|
Atlanta Dream[edit | edit source]
- 2010, 2011, 2013 Eastern Conference Champions
Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2011)[edit | edit source]
- 2006–07 Southeast Division Champions
Widespread Panic[edit | edit source]
- 20 Sold Out Shows; 1999–2013
History[edit | edit source]
During the late 1980s and early 1, many cities started building new state-of-the-art sporting venues for their NBA and/or NHL franchises, or in hopes of 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 Coliseum was built. However, it is likely that the Omni would have had to be replaced in any event. It had been built using Cor-Ten weathering steel that was intended to seal itself, ensuring it would last for decades. However, the Omni's designers didn't account for Atlanta's humid climate. The Cor-Ten steel never stopped rusting, causing the arena to deteriorate faster than anticipated.
Ted Turner, owner of the Hawks at the time, wanted to bring NHL hockey back to Atlanta; the city's first NHL team, the Atlanta Flames, had moved to Calgary in 1980. However, the NHL determined that the Omni was not suitable even as a temporary facility due to its lack of amenities and structural problems. The league told Turner that it would only grant an expansion team on condition that a new arena be in place for the prospective team's inaugural season. After much consideration of possible other sites both in Downtown Atlanta and in the suburbs, it was decided that the Omni would be demolished in 1997, and a new arena would be built in the same location; the Omni was demolished on July 26, 1997. The Hawks split their games between the Georgia Dome and Alexander Memorial Coliseum for the next two seasons while Philips Arena was under construction.
Philips Arena held its first event with a September 1999 concert by the musician Sir Elton John. The Omni's "center-hung scoreboard" now hangs in the lobby of Philips Arena, where it still displays the Omni's logo along with those 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. On April 2, 2009, Philips Arena achieved LEED for Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance certification as specified by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). It was the world's first LEED certified NBA/NHL arena. It has been nicknamed the "Highlight Factory", due to the number of exciting plays, or highlights, that occur and Philips' history with lights and electronics.
Events[edit | edit source]
The arena hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 2003 and the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament in 2012.
The first playoff game in any professional league played in Philips Arena was in 2005, when the Georgia Force of the Arena Football League hosted, and won, its first home playoff game. The first NHL playoff game in Philips Arena was in 2007, the Thrashers' only appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The first NBA playoff game in Philips Arena was in 2008, when the Hawks made the 2008 NBA Playoffs after an eight-season drought of missing the playoffs. On April 10, 2011, the Thrashers lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5–2, in their final game. Tim Stapleton scored the final goal for the Thrashers in team history.
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 then moved 140 miles to the northeast along Interstate 85 to the BI-LO Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Oddly, the arena would not even be the host of that planned 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 a planned All-Star Game because of a labor dispute. Philips Arena would later be announced as home to the 56th NHL All-Star Game in 2008. Also, Philips Arena hosted game three of the 2010 WNBA Finals, where the Seattle Storm defeated the Atlanta Dream.
In 2013, Philips Arena hosted the finals of the men's NCAA Division II and Division III college basketball championships. The events were held as an undercard to the 2013 NCAA Final Four held at the Georgia Dome, in celebration of the 75th edition of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.
MMA & Wrestling[edit | edit source]
The arena hosted UFC 88, UFC 145, UFC 201, and UFC 236 in 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2019 respectively. Philips Arena also hosted the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the night before WrestleMania XXVII which was held at the Georgia Dome. Philips Arena also hosted Royal Rumble (2002), Backlash (2007), Royal Rumble (2010), Hell in a Cell (2012), and Survivor Series (2015). An edition of WCW Monday Nitro was also held when the arena was known as 'The Philips Arena' on June 5, 2000.
Concerts[edit | edit source]
|Date||Artist||Opening act(s)||Tour / Concert name||Attendance||Revenue||Notes|
|September 24, 1999||Elton John||—||Medusa Tour||18,919 / 18,919||$966,802||The first event held at the arena.|
|September 26, 1999||Cher||Cyndi Lauper
Julio Iglesias, Jr.
|Do You Believe?||10,982 / 15,914||$585,996|
|September 28, 1999||ZZ Top||Lynyrd Skynyrd
Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies
|October 24, 1999||Ricky Martin||Jessica Simpson||Livin' la Vida Loca Tour||14,042 / 14,042||$865,596|
|November 18, 1999||Shania Twain||Shane Minor||Come On Over Tour||—||—|
|November 24, 1999||Backstreet Boys||—||Into the Millennium Tour||—||—|
|December 9, 1999||Rage Against the Machine||Gang Starr
|The Battle of Los Angeles Tour||—||—|
|January 29, 2000||TLC||Blaque
|FanMail Tour||—||—||This concert was filmed for a PayPerView special, TLC: Sold Out. Goodie Mob made a special appearance to perform their song, "What it Ain't".|
|April 1, 2000||Mariah Carey||—||Rainbow World Tour||—||—|
|April 12, 2000||Tina Turner||Lionel Richie
|Twenty Four Seven Tour||—||—|
|April 13, 2000||Korn||Mindless Self Indulgence
|Sick and Twisted Tour||—||—|
|April 15, 2000||Kiss||—||Kiss Farewell Tour||14,495 / 14,495||—|
|April 29, 2000||Elton John||—||Medusa Tour||—||—|
|May 18, 2000||NSYNC||P!nk
|No Strings Attached Tour||27,018 / 27,018||$1,272,461|
|May 19, 2000|
|June 3, 2000||Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band||—||Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Reunion Tour||36,122 / 36,122||$2,204,866|
|June 4, 2000|
|June 22, 2000||Diana Ross and the Supremes||—||Return to Love Tour||—||—|
|July 10, 2000||Ricky Martin||—||Livin' la Vida Loca Tour||—||—|
|July 12, 2000||Tim McGraw
|Keith Urban||Soul2Soul Tour||—||—|||
|August 7, 2000||Pearl Jam||Sonic Youth||Binaural Tour||—||—||This concert was recorded for the album 8/7/00 – Atlanta, Georgia.|
|August 17, 2000||AC/DC||Slash's Snakepit||Stiff Upper Lip World Tour||—||—|
|August 27, 2000||Dixie Chicks||—||Fly Tour||—||—|
|September 28, 2000||The Who||—||The Who Tour 2000||—||—|
|October 14, 2000||Tina Turner||Joe Cocker||Twenty Four Seven Tour||—||—|
|October 21, 2000||NSYNC||—||No Strings Attached Tour||—||—|||
|March 30, 2001||U2||Nelly Furtado||Elevation Tour||20,596 / 20,596||$1,500,277|
|April 24, 2001||Elton John
|—||Face to Face 2001||19,892 / 19,892||$1,990,010|
|May 11, 2001||Bon Jovi||—||One Wild Night Tour||—||—|
|June 11, 2001||Backstreet Boys||Myra
|Black & Blue Tour||—||—|
|July 28, 2001||3LW
Nelly and the St. Lunatics
|—||Total Request Live Tour||—||—|
|August 19, 2001||Madonna||—||Drowned World Tour||29,617 / 29,617||$3,553,444|||
|August 20, 2001|
|August 27, 2001||Sade||—||Lovers Rock Tour||—||—|
|September 8, 2001||Janet Jackson||112||All for You Tour||—||—|||
|October 31, 2001||Stone Temple Pilots||Linkin Park
Puddle of Mudd
|Family Values Tour||—||—|
|November 5, 2001||Jimmy Buffett||—||2001: A Beach Odyssey Tour||—||—|||
|November 30, 2001||U2||Garbage||Elevation Tour||18,535 / 18,535||$1,504,925|
|December 15, 2001||Britney Spears||—||Dream Within a Dream Tour||15,535 / 15,535||$849,362|
|February 9, 2002||Bob Dylan||—||Never Ending Tour 2002||—||—|
|May 12, 2002||Paul McCartney||—||Driving World Tour||28,810 / 28,810||$3,476,918|
|May 13, 2002|
|August 27, 2002||Cher||—||Living Proof: The Farewell Tour||—||—|
|September 17, 2002||Billy Joel
|—||Face to Face 2002||19,409 / 19,409||$2,025,750|
|October 13, 2002||Rush||—||Vapor Trails Tour||—||—|
|October 21, 2002||American Idols LIVE! Tour 2002||—||—|
|December 2, 2002||Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band||—||The Rising Tour||17,408 / 17,408||$1,211,256|
|December 11, 2002||Dave Matthews Band||Jason Mraz||2002 Fall Tour||—||—|||
|February 1, 2003||Jimmy Buffett||—||Far Side of the World Tour||—||—|||
|February 13, 2003||Bon Jovi||Goo Goo Dolls||Bounce Tour||15,781 / 15,781||$823,609|
|April 25, 2003||Cher||Tommy Drake||Living Proof: The Farewell Tour||12,847 / 14,130||$872,885|
|June 3, 2003||Fleetwood Mac||—||Say You Will Tour||12,656 / 12,656||$1,108,443|
|July 12, 2003||Justin Timberlake
|The Black Eyed Peas||Justified and Stripped Tour||—||—|
|August 3, 2003||Dixie Chicks||Michelle Branch||Top of the World Tour||17,101 / 17,101||$1,001,135|
|January 25, 2004||Bette Midler||—||Kiss My Brass||11,303 / 12,757||$965,079|
|March 23, 2004||Britney Spears||—||The Onyx Hotel Tour||12,456 / 14,144||$793,814|
|March 28, 2004||Beyoncé
|Tamia||Verizon Ladies First Tour||12,310 / 12,310||$845,693|
|April 9, 2004||Aerosmith||Cheap Trick||Honkin' on Bobo Tour||—||—|
|April 23, 2004||Shania Twain||—||Up! Tour||15,779 / 17,992||$954,666|
|April 28, 2004||Yes||—||35th Anniversary Tour||—||—|
|April 30, 2004||Prince||The Time||Musicology Live 2004ever||17,977 / 17,977||$1,168,393|
|July 24, 2004||Madonna||—||Re-Invention World Tour||25,627 / 25,627||$3,450,874|
|July 25, 2004|
|August 9, 2004||Prince||The Time||Musicology Live 2004ever||33,214 / 33,214||$2,031,926|
|August 10, 2004|
|August 15, 2004||American Idols LIVE! Tour 2004||—||—|
|September 17, 2004||Van Halen||—||Summer Tour 2004||—||—|
|November 14, 2004||Sarah Brightman||—||Harem World Tour||—||—|
|July 15, 2005||Destiny's Child||—||Destiny Fulfilled... and Lovin' It||12,972 / 12,972||$1,256,284||This concert was filmed for the DVD, Destiny's Child Live in Atlanta.|
|July 16, 2005||Kenny Chesney||Gretchen Wilson
|Somewhere in the Sun Tour||—||—|
|July 17, 2005|
|July 18, 2005|
|July 23, 2005||Bruce Springsteen||—||Devils & Dust Tour||6,541 / 10,597||$419,055|
|August 23, 2005||Green Day||My Chemical Romance
Jimmy Eat World
|American Idiot World Tour||—||—|
|September 20, 2005||Paul McCartney||—||The 'US' Tour||14,096 / 14,096||$1,930,941|
|September 28, 2005||Coldplay||—||Twisted Logic Tour||—||—|
|October 1, 2005||Elton John||—||Peachtree Road Tour||15,605 / 15,605||$1,335,525|
|October 15, 2005||The Rolling Stones||Wilco||A Bigger Bang||—||—|
|October 27, 2005||Nine Inch Nails||Queens of the Stone Age
Death from Above 1979
|Live: With Teeth Tour||—||—|
|November 18, 2005||U2||Institute||Vertigo Tour||36,334 / 36,334||$3,500,572|
|November 19, 2005|
|January 15, 2006||Aerosmith||Lenny Kravitz||Rockin' the Joint Tour||—||—|
|January 17, 2006||Bon Jovi||—||Have a Nice Day Tour||14,262 / 14,262||$1,095,715|
|February 8, 2006||The Rolling Stones||Soulive||A Bigger Bang||—||—|
|July 8, 2006||Tim McGraw
|—||Soul2Soul II Tour||—||—|
|August 9, 2006||Mariah Carey||—||The Adventures of Mimi||11,226 / 13,288||$660,595|
|September 12, 2006||Shakira||—||Oral Fixation Tour||—||—|||
|November 2, 2006||Barbra Streisand||—||Streisand||14,538 / 14,538||$3,855,784|
|November 4, 2006||Def Leppard
|Stoll Vaughan||Yeah! Tour||—||—|
|December 2, 2006||Dixie Chicks||—||Accidents & Accusations Tour||—||—||This show was originally scheduled for October 17, but was rescheduled for Melbourne show.|
|December 18, 2006||The Killers||—||Sam's Town Tour||—||—||This concert was a part of "99X Mistletoe Jam".|
|February 27, 2007||Justin Timberlake||P!nk||FutureSex/LoveShow||16,638 / 16,638||$1,129,984||T.I. was the special guest.|
|March 17, 2007||Josh Groban||Angelique Kidjo||Awake Tour||—||—|
|April 25, 2007||Jimmy Buffett||—||The Bama Breeze Tour||—||—|||
|May 22, 2007||Roger Waters||—||The Dark Side of the Moon Live||12,204 / 13,525||$1,158,623|
|July 20, 2007||Beyoncé||—||The Beyoncé Experience||—||—|
|July 21, 2007||Tim McGraw
|November 17, 2007||The Police||Fiction Plane||The Police Reunion Tour||27,665 / 27,665||$3,249,155|
|November 18, 2007|
|February 10, 2008||Van Halen||—||Van Halen 2007–2008 Tour||—||—|
|April 18, 2008||Avril Lavigne||Boys Like Girls||The Best Damn Tour||6,016 / 8,347||$171,294|
|April 25, 2008||Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band||—||Magic Tour||17,630 / 17,630||$1,666,489|
|April 30, 2008||Bon Jovi||Daughtry||Lost Highway Tour||32,964 / 32,964||$2,851,856|
|May 1, 2008|
|May 28, 2008||Alicia Keys||—||As I Am Tour||—||—|
|July 31, 2008||George Michael||—||25 Live||—||—|
|October 19, 2008||Janet Jackson||—||Rock Witchu Tour||7,503 / 9,698||$665,775|
|November 5, 2008||Coldplay||—||Viva la Vida Tour||25,880 / 27,682||$2,250,991|
|November 9, 2008||Tina Turner||—||Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour||26,028 / 26,028||$2,585,972|
|November 10, 2008|
|November 11, 2008||Coldplay||—||Viva la Vida Tour||25,880 / 27,682||$2,250,991|
|November 24, 2008||Madonna||Paul Oakenfold||Sticky & Sweet Tour||14,843 / 14,843||$2,632,952|
|December 16, 2008||AC/DC||The Answer||Black Ice World Tour||16,090 / 16,090||$1,268,752|
|January 17, 2009||Céline Dion||—||Taking Chances World Tour||16,919 / 16,919||$2,300,783|
|March 5, 2009||Britney Spears||Pussycat Dolls||The Circus Starring Britney Spears||17,194 / 17,194||$1,695,449|
|March 14, 2009||Elton John
|—||Face to Face 2009||18,883 / 18,883||$2,049,955|
|April 26, 2009||Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band||—||Working on a Dream Tour||14,361 / 15,190||$1,324,980|||
|April 28, 2009||Fleetwood Mac||—||Unleashed||10,653 / 11,910||$959,973|
|June 13, 2009||Taylor Swift
Escape Together World Tour 2009
|July 1, 2009||Beyoncé||Pussycat Dolls
|I Am... World Tour||13,949 / 13,949||$1,281,632|
|August 22, 2009||Jonas Brothers||Jordin Sparks
|Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009||17,214 / 17,214||$1,140,990|
|September 4, 2009||Britney Spears||Jordin Sparks
|The Circus Starring Britney Spears||11,900 / 11,900||$655,507|
|October 4, 2009||Metallica||Gojira
Lamb of God
|World Magnetic Tour||—||$1,105,745|
|October 23, 2009||AC/DC||The Answer||Black Ice World Tour||10,416 / 12,469||$832,481|
|October 26, 2009||Kiss||—||Alive 35 World Tour||—||—|
|November 29, 2009||Miley Cyrus||Metro Station||Wonder World Tour||15,000 / 15,000||$1,041,720|
|February 4, 2010||The Black Eyed Peas||LMFAO
|The E.N.D. World Tour||11,921 / 11,921||$8|
|February 27, 2010||Jay-Z||Trey Songz
|The Blueprint 3 Tour||—||—|
|March 17, 2010||John Mayer||Michael Franti and Spearhead||Battle Studies World Tour||—||—|
|March 30, 2010||Alicia Keys||Robin Thicke
|Freedom Tour||9,099 / 9,099||$643,646|
|April 15, 2010||Bon Jovi||Dashboard Confessional||The Circle Tour||16,510 / 16,510||$1,815,719|
|April 21, 2010||Nickelback||Shinedown
|Dark Horse Tour||—||—|
|August 11, 2010||Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers||Crosby, Stills & Nash||Mojo Tour 2010||—||—|
|November 16, 2010||Dave Matthews Band||Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue||2010 Fall Tour||—||—|||
|November 18, 2010||Roger Waters||—||The Wall Live||12,665 / 12,665||$1,772,797|
|December 5, 2010||Usher||Trey Songz
|OMG Tour||14,137 / 14,137||$1,201,311|
|December 23, 2010||Justin Bieber||—||My World Tour||14,045 / 14,045||$823,881|
|January 23, 2011||Linkin Park||—||A Thousand Suns World Tour||—||—|
|March 24, 2011||Stevie Nicks
|—||Heart & Soul Tour||11,454 / 11,454||$1,083,419|
|April 9, 2011||Lil Wayne||Nicki Minaj
|I Am Music II Tour||—||—|
|May 14, 2011||Bon Jovi||—||Bon Jovi Live||16,658 / 16,658||$1,649,543|
|June 22, 2011||NKOTBSB||Jordin Sparks
|NKOTBSB Tour||12,495 / 12,495||$902,678|
|July 12, 2011||Sade||John Legend||Sade Live||21,870 / 23,374||$1,968,933|||
|July 13, 2011|
|July 17, 2011||Britney Spears||Nicki Minaj||Femme Fatale Tour||13,014 / 13,495||$988,235|
|October 1, 2011||Taylor Swift||—||Speak Now World Tour||26,244 / 26,244||$1,726,661||Usher and T.I. were the special guests.|
|October 2, 2011|
|October 28, 2011||Jay-Z
|—||Watch the Throne Tour||27,330 / 27,330||$2,888,792|||
|October 29, 2011|
|November 2, 2011||Guns N' Roses||Buckcherry
|Chinese Democracy Tour||7,873||—|||
|March 18, 2012||Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band||—||Wrecking Ball World Tour||14,959 / 17,700||$1,382,345|
|April 19, 2012||Van Halen||Kool & the Gang||A Different Kind of Truth||—||—|
|April 23, 2012||Rammstein||Joe Letz||Made in Germany 1995–2011||—||—|
|May 2, 2012||Nickelback||Seether
My Darkest Days
|Here and Now Tour||—||—|
|June 13, 2012||Roger Waters||—||The Wall Live||10,707 / 10,707||$1,256,465|
|June 20, 2012||LMFAO||—||Sorry for Party Rocking Tour||—||—|
|July 2, 2012||Coldplay||Robyn
|Mylo Xyloto Tour||17,218 / 17,218||$1,220,718|
|July 26, 2012||Aerosmith||Cheap Trick||Global Warming Tour||—||—||Aerosmith performed a clip of "Woman of the World". The song hadn't been played anywhere since 1974.|
|August 29, 2012||Jennifer Lopez
|Frankie J||Dance Again World Tour||—||—|
|November 17, 2012||Madonna||Paul Oakenfold||The MDNA Tour||13,504 / 13,504||$2,379,792|
|January 23, 2013||Justin Bieber||Carly Rae Jepsen
|Believe Tour||12,686 / 12,686||$995,137|
|February 27, 2013||Bon Jovi||—||Because We Can||14,306 / 14,306||$1,579,947|
|March 1, 2013||P!nk||The Hives||The Truth About Love Tour||14,475 / 14,475||$990,929|
|March 27, 2013||Maroon 5||Neon Trees
|March 29, 2013||Alicia Keys||—||Set the World on Fire Tour||8,785 / 12,219||$592,200|
|April 18, 2013||Taylor Swift||Ed Sheeran
|The Red Tour||25,471 / 25,471||$2,048,023||B.o.B was the special guest.|
|April 19, 2013|
|April 22, 2013||Rihanna||ASAP Rocky||Diamonds World Tour||13,233 / 13,233||$924,581|
|June 10, 2013||Fleetwood Mac||—||Fleetwood Mac Live||—||—|
|June 20, 2013||New Kids on the Block
Boyz II Men
|—||The Package Tour||12,056 / 12,056||$829,916|
|June 21, 2013||One Direction||5 Seconds of Summer||Take Me Home Tour||14,264 / 14,264||$917,424|
|August 10, 2013||Justin Bieber||Ariana Grande
|Believe Tour||12,407 / 12,407||$1,019,885|
|August 22, 2013||Bruno Mars||Fitz and the Tantrums||Moonshine Jungle Tour||13,080 / 13,080||$906,482|
|October 19, 2013||Rod Stewart||Steve Winwood||Live the Life Tour||7,596 / 9,518||$626,539||Postponed from April 28.|
|October 24, 2013||Nine Inch Nails||Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Explosions in the Sky
|October 26, 2013||Selena Gomez||Emblem3
|Stars Dance Tour||9,173 / 9,173||$431,834|
|November 7, 2013||Drake||Miguel
|Would You Like a Tour?||14,244 / 14,244||$993,612|
|November 16, 2013||Elton John||—||The Diving Board Tour||14,846 / 14,846||$1,163,425|
|December 1, 2013||Kanye West||Kendrick Lamar||The Yeezus Tour||—||—|
|December 14, 2013||P!nk||The Hives||The Truth About Love Tour||14,683 / 14,683||$1,316,729|
|December 17, 2013||Justin Timberlake||—||The 20/20 Experience World Tour||13,287 / 13,287||$1,687,436|
|December 27, 2013||Jay-Z||—||Magna Carter World Tour||14,533 / 14,533||$1,207,942|
|February 5, 2014||Kings of Leon||Gary Clark Jr.||Mechanical Bull Tour||—||—|
|February 21, 2014||Demi Lovato||Fifth Harmony
|The Neon Lights Tour||8,813 / 8,813||$400,275|
|February 24, 2014||Eagles||—||History of the Eagles - Live in Concert||13,625 / 13,625||$1,698,448|
|February 26, 2014||Imagine Dragons||Nico Vega||Into the Night Tour||—||—|
|March 22, 2014||George Strait||Sheryl Crow||The Cowboy Rides Away Tour||—||—|
|March 25, 2014||Miley Cyrus||Icona Pop
|May 6, 2014||Lady Gaga||Lady Starlight
|Artrave: The Artpop Ball||10,480 / 10,480||$941,142|||
|May 12, 2014||Cher||Cyndi Lauper||Dressed to Kill Tour||11,337 / 11,337||$1,088,627|||
|June 28, 2014||Katy Perry||Capital Cities
|Prismatic World Tour||12,843 / 12,843||$1,525,349|
|August 28, 2014||Aerosmith||Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators||Let Rock Rule Tour||—||—|
|September 19, 2014||Garth Brooks
|—||World Tour||—||—||2 Shows|
|September 20, 2014||2 Shows|
|September 21, 2014|||
|September 26, 2014|
|September 27, 2014|
|October 15, 2014||Paul McCartney||—||Out There||13,044 / 13,044||$2,016,129||This concert was originally planned to take place on June 21 but was rescheduled due to illness.|
|November 22, 2014||Stevie Wonder||—||Songs in the Key of Life Tour||—||—|
|December 9, 2014||Usher||DJ Cassidy
|UR Experience Tour||11,765 / 11,765||$880,618|
|December 17, 2014||Fleetwood Mac||—||On with the Show||15,591 / 15,591||$1,917,322|
|February 19, 2015||Maroon 5||Magic!
|Maroon V Tour||14,620 / 14,620||$1,296,760|
|February 28, 2015||Billy Joel||Gavin DeGraw||Billy Joel in Concert||16,596 / 16,596||$1,616,997|
|March 2, 2015||Chris Brown
|Tyga||Between the Sheets Tour||11,868 / 12,191||$1,081,049|
|March 24, 2015||Ariana Grande||Rixton
|The Honeymoon Tour||9,271 / 9,271||$510,404|
|March 25, 2015||Fleetwood Mac||—||On with the Show||13,711 / 13,711||$1,600,265|
|May 13, 2015||Bette Midler||—||Divine Intervention Tour||7,058 / 7,058||$703,777|
|June 6, 2015||New Kids on the Block||TLC
|The Main Event||—||—|
|June 12, 2015||Kevin Hart||—||What Now? Tour||—||—|
|June 13, 2015|
|June 27, 2015||Maná||—||Cama Incendiada Tour||—||—|
|July 14, 2015||Imagine Dragons||Metric
|Smoke + Mirrors Tour||9,230 / 10,373||$486,157|
|August 1, 2015||Shania Twain||Gavin DeGraw||Rock This Country Tour||11,840 / 11,840||$1,137,640|
|August 21, 2015||Luke Bryan||Randy Houser
|Kick the Dust Up Tour||21,040 / 24,619||$1,336,860|
|August 22, 2015|
|August 30, 2015||Mötley Crüe||Alice Cooper
|Mötley Crüe Final Tour||—||—|
|September 12, 2015||Ed Sheeran||Christina Perri
|x Tour||13,551 / 13,551||$834,508|
|October 22, 2015||Ricky Martin||Wisin||One World Tour||5,703 / 7,582||$269,856|
|November 17, 2015||Dead & Company||—||Dead & Company 2015 Tour||12,037 / 12,783||$953,506|
|December 15, 2015||The Weeknd||Halsey
|The Madness Fall Tour||14,438 / 14,438||$917,808|||
|January 20, 2016||Madonna||Lunice||Rebel Heart Tour||10,609 / 10,609||$1,500,635||This concert was originally scheduled to take place on September 2, 2015 but was postponed due to arrangement logistics being incomplete within the time given.|
|February 18, 2016||Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band||—||The River Tour 2016||16,713 / 17,450||$1,888,030|
|April 12, 2016||Justin Bieber||Post Malone
|Purpose World Tour||25,717 / 25,717||$2,726,349||Ludacris, Usher, and Akon were special guests.|
|April 13, 2016|
|April 15, 2016||Duran Duran||Chic
|Paper Gods on Tour||—||—|
|May 18, 2016||Rihanna||Travis Scott||Anti World Tour||14,397 / 14,397||$1,249,535||This concert was originally scheduled to take place on March 9, but was postponed due to "production delays".|
|June 9, 2016||Selena Gomez||DNCE
|Revival Tour||7,850 / 9,106||$508,645|
|June 29, 2016||Demi Lovato
|Rich Homie Quan
|Future Now Tour||7,112 / 7,372||$410,165||T.I. was the special guest.|
|August 25, 2016||Drake
|Summer Sixteen Tour||28,864 / 28,864||$3,106,599||2 Chainz was the special guest at the first show. Usher and Young Thug were special guests at the second show. Gucci Mane appeared at both shows.|
|August 26, 2016|
|September 1, 2016||AC/DC||Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown||Rock or Bust World Tour||11,173 / 13,012||$1,169,355|
|September 12, 2016||Kanye West||—||Saint Pablo Tour||16,011 / 16,011||$1,358,087|
|October 28, 2016||Adele||—||Adele Live 2016||26,507 / 26,507||$2,924,777|
|October 29, 2016|
|November 1, 2016||Sia||Miguel
|Nostalgic for the Present Tour||—||—|
|November 6, 2016||Stevie Nicks||The Pretenders||24 Karat Gold Tour||—||—|
|February 10, 2017||Bon Jovi||Maradeen||This House Is Not for Sale Tour||16,308 / 16,665||$1,396,007|||
|April 12, 2017||Ariana Grande||Victoria Monét
|Dangerous Woman Tour||10,987 / 11,285||$780,827|
|April 14, 2017||Red Hot Chili Peppers||Babymetal
|The Getaway World Tour||13,104 / 13,104||$1,225,612||The band shot the music video for their song "Goodbye Angels".|
|April 23, 2017||Tim McGraw
|NEEDTOBREATHE||Soul2Soul: The World Tour||13,033 / 13,033||$1,170,004|
|April 30, 2017||Neil Diamond||—||50 Year Anniversary World Tour||12,235 / 13,197||$1,207,288|
|May 2, 2017||Chris Brown||—||The Party Tour||—||—|
|May 13, 2017||The Weeknd||Rae Sremmurd
|Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour||15,087 / 15,087||$1,372,065|
|November 4, 2017||Fall Out Boy||Blackbear
|Mania Tour||9,309 / 11,586||$596,464|
|November 7, 2017||Imagine Dragons||Grouplove
|Evolve World Tour||11,112 / 11,811||$702,861|
|November 14, 2017||Jay-Z||Vic Mensa||4:44 Tour||14,118 / 15,039||$1,832,255|
|November 28, 2017||Lady Gaga||—||Joanne World Tour||12,155 / 12,155||$1,615,820|
|November 29, 2017||Dead & Company||—||Dead & Company Fall Tour 2017||9,815 / 10,083||$1,052,383|
|December 12, 2017||Katy Perry||Purity Ring||Witness: The Tour||8,782 / 10,580||$950,017|
|December 17, 2017||Janet Jackson||—||State of the World Tour||12,399 / 12,399||$789,188||Missy Elliott was the special guest performing "Burnitup!". Additionally, Jackson performed her 2006 single "So Excited".|
|June 8, 2019||Ariana Grande||Social House
|Sweetener World Tour||12,317 / 12,317||$1,220,686|
|October 12, 2019||Twenty One Pilots||—||Bandito Tour||—||—|
|January 11, 2020||Céline Dion||—||Courage World Tour||—||—|
Other events[edit | edit source]
The arena hosted the 2004 US Figure Skating Championships.
Every year in January, the State Farm Arena hosts one of the largest Christian college aged conferences: Passion Conference. The conference typically takes place over the first weekend in the new year and features big names in the Christian world such as Louie Gigilio, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Kristian Stanfill, John Piper, rap artist Lecrae and many more. The conference is typically sold out.
Renovations[edit | edit source]
Shortly after acquiring the Hawks and the operating rights to Philips Arena on June 24, 2015, Tony Ressler announced his intentions of remodeling the arena to keep the Hawks in Downtown Atlanta at a cost between $150 million and $250 million. The proposed renovation would rebuild the entire seating bowl to optimize its sightlines for basketball and remove the wall of suites which dominate one side of the arena and replace them with a more traditional suite configuration. The Hawks are also in discussions with the city about building a mixed-use entertainment district similar to L.A. Live around Philips Arena, to better connect it to other nearby attractions such as Centennial Olympic Park and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. On November 1, 2016, the Hawks and the city of Atlanta reached a financing agreement on renovating Philips Arena, with the city contributing $142.5 million and the Hawks $50 million plus cost overruns to the project. With the renovation, the Hawks signed a lease extension lasting through June 30, 2046, with an early termination penalty of $200 million plus the remaining balance of the arena's bonds.
The first phase of renovations, completed during the Hawks' 2017 off-season, removed the upper levels of the suite wall, reducing the total number of suites from 90 to 40, and added the Courtside Club behind one of the baskets. Renovations for 2018 were described by Hawks chief operating officer Thad Sheely as a "gut rehab". The arena renovations brought new premium seating areas, connected 360-degree concourses, a new center-hung videoboard three times larger than its predecessor as well as additional videoboards in the corners of the upper decks, new dining options including a bar and grill operated by country group Zac Brown Band and other unique features including an in-arena barber shop operated by Atlanta rapper Killer Mike and Topgolf suites. Over 100,000 sq ft (9,300 m2) of former office and storage space within the arena was repurposed as "fan space". The first ticketed event at the renovated State Farm Arena was So So Def's 25th anniversary concert on October 21, 2018, while the Hawks' first regular season home game took place on October 24 against the Dallas Mavericks.
Due to the renovations conflicting with the WNBA schedule, the Dream announced that they would move their 2017 and 2018 home schedules to McCamish Pavilion on the campus of Georgia Tech, mirroring the Hawks' move to the same venue (then known as Alexander Memorial Coliseum) between the time the Omni was razed and State Farm Arena was built. With the release of the 2019 WNBA schedule on December 18, 2018, the Dream confirmed that they would be returning to State Farm Arena.
Tornado[edit | edit source]
On March 14, 2008, an EF1 Tornado struck near Philips Arena. The arena only received minor exterior damage.
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