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State Farm Arena
The Highlight Factory
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State Farm Arena is located in Atlanta
State Farm Arena
State Farm Arena
Location in Atlanta
State Farm Arena is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
State Farm Arena
State Farm Arena
Location in Georgia
State Farm Arena is located in the US
State Farm Arena
State Farm Arena
Location in the United States
Former namesPhilips Arena (1999–2018)
Address1 State Farm Drive
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
Coordinates33°45′26″N 84°23′47″W / 33.75722°N 84.39639°W / 33.75722; -84.39639Coordinates: 33°45′26″N 84°23′47″W / 33.75722°N 84.39639°W / 33.75722; -84.39639
Public transitMetropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit AuthorityDome / GWCC / Philips Arena / CNN Center
OwnerAtlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority
OperatorAtlanta Hawks
CapacityBasketball:
19,445 (1999–2005)
18,729 (2005–2011)
18,371 (2011–2012)
18,238 (2012–2013),[1]
18,118 (2013–2014),[2]
18,047 (2014–2017)[3]
18,118 (2017–present)[4]
Ice hockey: 18,545 (1999–2010), 17,624 (2010–2011)
Concerts: 21,000+
Field size680,000 square feet (63,000 m2)
Construction
Broke groundJune 5, 1997[5]
OpenedSeptember 18, 1999
Renovated2017–2018
Construction cost$213.5 million
($314 million in 2017 dollars[6])
$192.5 million (2017–2018 renovations)
ArchitectPopulous (then HOK Sport)
Arquitectonica (Expansion)
Project managerBarton Malow[7]
Structural engineerThornton Tomasetti[8]
Services engineerM-E Engineers, Inc.[9]
General contractorAtlanta Arena Constructors (AAC), a joint venture of Beers Construction Co., Holder Construction Co., H.J. Russell & Co. and C.D. Moody Construction Co.
Tenants
Atlanta Hawks (NBA) (1999–present)
Atlanta Thrashers (NHL) (1999–2011)
Georgia Force (AFL) (2002, 2005–2007)
Atlanta Dream (WNBA) (2008–2016)
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. It also served as home to the National Hockey League's Atlanta Thrashers from 1999 to 2011, before the team moved to Winnipeg, and the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)'s Atlanta Dream from 2008 to 2016. 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]

Then-Philips Arena on February 12, 2012.

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.[1] 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.[10]

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[10]; 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.[11] 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.[12][13][14]

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]

Atlanta Hawks[edit]

Title banners

  • 1958 NBA championship
  • 1970 Western Division Champions
  • 1980, 1987, 1994 Central Division Champions
  • 2015 Southeast Division Champions
Atlanta Hawks retired numbers
No. Player Position Tenure
9 Bob Pettit F 1954–1965
21 Dominique Wilkins F 1982–1994
23 Lou Hudson F, G 1966–1977
44 'Pistol' Pete Maravich SG 1970–1973
55 Dikembe Mutombo C 1996–2001
59 Kasim Reed Mayor of Atlanta 2010–2018
Ted Turner Owner 1977–2001

Atlanta Dream[edit]

  • 2010, 2011, 2013 Eastern Conference Champions

Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2011)[edit]

  • 2006–07 Southeast Division Champions

Widespread Panic[edit]

  • 20 Sold Out Shows; 1999–2013

History[edit]

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, 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.[10] 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]

Then-Philips Arena prior to a Hawks game vs the Phoenix Suns

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]

The arena hosted UFC 88[15], UFC 145, and UFC 201[16] in 2008, 2012, and 2016 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).

Concerts[edit]

State Farm Arena is among the busiest arenas for concerts in the world, having sold well over 550,000 concert tickets in 2007[17] and ranked as the third-busiest arena in the U.S. in 2011.[18]

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
XXX Tour
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
Anti-Flag
The Battle of Los Angeles Tour
January 29, 2000 TLC Blaque
Christina Aguilera
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".[19]
April 1, 2000 Mariah Carey Rainbow World Tour
April 12, 2000 Tina Turner Lionel Richie
Janice Robinson
Twenty Four Seven Tour
April 13, 2000 Korn Mindless Self Indulgence
Staind
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
Sisqo
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
Faith Hill
Keith Urban Soul2Soul Tour [20]
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 [21]
March 30, 2001 U2 Nelly Furtado Elevation Tour 20,596 / 20,596 $1,500,277
April 24, 2001 Elton John
Billy Joel
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
Krystal Harris
Shaggy
Black & Blue Tour
July 28, 2001 3LW
Dream
Jessica Simpson
Eve
Nelly and the St. Lunatics
Destiny's Child
Total Request Live Tour
August 19, 2001 Madonna Drowned World Tour 29,617 / 29,617 $3,553,444 [22]
August 20, 2001
August 27, 2001 Sade Lovers Rock Tour
September 8, 2001 Janet Jackson 112 All for You Tour [23]
October 31, 2001 Stone Temple Pilots Linkin Park
Puddle of Mudd
Staind
Static-X
Deadsy
Spike 1000
Family Values Tour
November 5, 2001 Jimmy Buffett 2001: A Beach Odyssey Tour [24]
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
Elton John
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 [25]
February 1, 2003 Jimmy Buffett Far Side of the World Tour [26]
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
Christina Aguilera
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
Alicia Keys
Missy Elliott
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
Uncle Kracker
Pat Green
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
Simple Plan
Jimmy Eat World
Against Me!
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
Faith Hill
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 [27]
November 2, 2006 Barbra Streisand Streisand 14,538 / 14,538 $3,855,784
November 4, 2006 Def Leppard
Journey
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 [28]
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
Faith Hill
Soul2Soul 2007
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
Billy Joel
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 [29]
April 28, 2009 Fleetwood Mac Unleashed 10,653 / 11,910 $959,973
June 13, 2009 Taylor Swift
Keith Urban
Kellie Pickler
Gloriana
Fearless Tour
Escape Together World Tour 2009
July 1, 2009 Beyoncé Pussycat Dolls
RichGirl
I Am... World Tour 13,949 / 13,949 $1,281,632
August 22, 2009 Jonas Brothers Jordin Sparks
Honor Society
Wonder Girls
Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009 17,214 / 17,214 $1,140,990
September 4, 2009 Britney Spears Jordin Sparks
Kristinia DeBarge
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
Ludacris
The E.N.D. World Tour 11,921 / 11,921 $8
February 27, 2010 Jay-Z Trey Songz
Young Jeezy
The Blueprint 3 Tour
March 17, 2010 John Mayer Michael Franti and Spearhead Battle Studies World Tour
March 30, 2010 Alicia Keys Robin Thicke
Melanie Fiona
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
Breaking Benjamin
Sick Puppies
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 [30]
November 18, 2010 Roger Waters The Wall Live 12,665 / 12,665 $1,772,797
December 5, 2010 Usher Trey Songz
Miguel
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
Rod Stewart
Heart & Soul Tour 11,454 / 11,454 $1,083,419
April 9, 2011 Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj
Rick Ross
Travis Barker
Mixmaster Mike
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
Ashlyne Huff
NKOTBSB Tour 12,495 / 12,495 $902,678
July 12, 2011 Sade John Legend Sade Live 21,870 / 23,374 $1,968,933 [31]
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
Kanye West
Watch the Throne Tour 27,330 / 27,330 $2,888,792 [32][33][34]
October 29, 2011
November 2, 2011 Guns N' Roses Buckcherry
Kelen Heller
Chinese Democracy Tour 7,873 [35]
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
Bush
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
Wolf Gang
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
Enrique Iglesias
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
Cody Simpson
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
Owl City
Overexposed Tour
March 29, 2013 Alicia Keys Set the World on Fire Tour 8,785 / 12,219 $592,200
April 18, 2013 Taylor Swift Ed Sheeran
Brett Eldredge
The Red Tour 25,471 / 25,471 $2,048,023 B.o.B was the special guest.[36]
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
98 Degrees
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
Cody Simpson
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.[37]
October 24, 2013 Nine Inch Nails Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Explosions in the Sky
Tension 2013
October 26, 2013 Selena Gomez Emblem3
Christina Grimmie
Stars Dance Tour 9,173 / 9,173 $431,834
November 7, 2013 Drake Miguel
Future
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
Little Mix
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
Sky Ferreira
Bangerz Tour
May 6, 2014 Lady Gaga Lady Starlight
Hatsune Miku
Artrave: The Artpop Ball 10,480 / 10,480 $941,142 [38]
May 12, 2014 Cher Cyndi Lauper Dressed to Kill Tour 11,337 / 11,337 $1,088,627 [39]
June 28, 2014 Katy Perry Capital Cities
Ferras
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
Trisha Yearwood
World Tour 2 Shows
September 20, 2014 2 Shows
September 21, 2014 [40][41]
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.[42]
November 22, 2014 Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life Tour
December 9, 2014 Usher DJ Cassidy
August Alsina
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!
Rozzi Crane
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
Trey Songz
Tyga Between the Sheets Tour 11,868 / 12,191 $1,081,049
March 24, 2015 Ariana Grande Rixton
Cashmere Cat
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
Nelly
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
Halsey
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
Dustin Lynch
Kick the Dust Up Tour 21,040 / 24,619 $1,336,860
August 22, 2015
August 30, 2015 Mötley Crüe Alice Cooper
The Cringe
Mötley Crüe Final Tour
September 12, 2015 Ed Sheeran Christina Perri
Jamie Lawson
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
Travis Scott
The Madness Fall Tour 14,438 / 14,438 $917,808 [43]
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.[44]
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
Moxie Raia
Purpose World Tour 25,717 / 25,717 $2,726,349 Ludacris, Usher, and Akon were special guests.[45][46]
April 13, 2016
April 15, 2016 Duran Duran Chic
Bag Raiders
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".[47]
June 9, 2016 Selena Gomez DNCE
Bea Miller
Revival Tour 7,850 / 9,106 $508,645
June 29, 2016 Demi Lovato
Nick Jonas
Rich Homie Quan
Migos
Future Now Tour 7,112 / 7,372 $410,165 T.I. was the special guest.[48][49]
August 25, 2016 Drake
Future
Roy Wood$
dvsn
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
AlunaGeorge
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 [50]
April 12, 2017 Ariana Grande Victoria Monét
Little Mix
Dangerous Woman Tour 10,987 / 11,285 $780,827
April 14, 2017 Red Hot Chili Peppers Babymetal
Jack Irons
The Getaway World Tour 13,104 / 13,104 $1,225,612 The band shot the music video for their song "Goodbye Angels".[51]
April 23, 2017 Tim McGraw
Faith Hill
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
Belly
6lack
Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour 15,087 / 15,087 $1,372,065
November 4, 2017 Fall Out Boy Blackbear
Jaden Smith
Mania Tour 9,309 / 11,586 $596,464
November 7, 2017 Imagine Dragons Grouplove
K.Flay
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".[52][53]

Other events[edit]

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]

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.[54] 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.[55] 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.[56][57]

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 (9,290 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.[58][59][60][61][62]

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 between the time the Omni was razed and State Farm Arena was built.[63]

Tornado[edit]

On March 14, 2008, an EF1 Tornado struck near Philips Arena. The arena only received minor exterior damage.

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