Thursday, December 31, 2009

Widespread Panic-TONIGHT at Philips Arena

Check out this clip from the all new light show at Widespread Panic. Widespread will be playing for New Years Eve at Philips Arena tonight. Get tickets now with this link! Use this link to watch the light show!

Monday, December 28, 2009

This Week in History

Lil Wayne Loves Philips Arena!! Not only did he play Philips Arena for New Years Eve of 2008 he also just performed again this past Saturday night to mark his return in less than a year to Philips Arena. Lil Wayne played New Years Eve of 2008 with rapper friend T-Pain, on his I Am Music Tour. His most recent performance at Philips Arena brought down the house at the Hot 107.9 Jingle Bash when he performed with fellow Cash Money Records friends! Love Lil Wayne's beats? Check out this interesting tid bit on Lil Wayne, he stated in an interview with Blender Magazine that his favorite band from childhood was Nirvana and actually had a major influence on some of his own music.

Monday, December 21, 2009

This Week in History

On December 20, 2003, Simon and Garfunkel played at Philips Arena as part of a tour reuniting the two singing many old favorites as well as a new song titled "Citizens of the Planet." Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel grew up as childhood friends starting their music career together writing their first song in 1955 called "Hey Schoolgirl" which was later recorded in 1957. Follow this link to listen to an NPR radio interview recorded by Simon and Garfunkel during their 2003 tour.

Monday, December 14, 2009

This Week in History

Philips Arena hosted a sporting charity event every December from 2001-2004 called the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl Classic. This event was a charity event for children supporting Children's Health care of Atlanta and Camp Twin Lakes. During this event UGA would take on an SEC opponent and GA Tech would take on an ACC opponent.

Monday, December 7, 2009

This Week in History

Britney Spears has definitely made her rounds at Philips Arena. Not to mention the two awesome shows she performed this year at Philips Arena, she also made a stop way back in December of 2001. What does everyone think of the progression of her performance level since the 2001 tour and her return dates in March of 2004, March of 2009, and October of 2009?

Use the link below to check out some of Britney's latest performance at Philips.

Monday, November 30, 2009

This week in history

In November of 2008 Coldplay made a visit to Philips Arena on 11/5 and 11/11 as a part of their Viva La Vida tour in support of their latest album. Both shows where sold out, were you there? What was your favorite song that was played?

Monday, November 23, 2009

This Week in History

Who watched the American Music Awards last night? Philips Arena staff did, and we are so pleased to congratulate the winning artists that have played in our building over the past ten years. This years AMA's boasted 7 artists that have played Philips Arena including the following artists:
The Black Eyed Peas
Rascal Flatts
Taylor Swift
Green Day
Keith Urban

Click here to see our favorite performance of the night by Janet Jackson

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This Week in History

This time last year, Philips Arena hosted WWE ECW and RAW filling the arena with tons of wrestling fans to see favorites like John Cena and Triple H. WWE will be at Philips Arena in the near future for a pay-per view event, Royal Rumble on January 31st at 7:30. Tickets are on sale now, click here to purchase.

Monday, November 9, 2009

This Week in History

On November 11, 2004 Jay-Z and friends, including Snoop Dogg, Ja Rule, Busta Rhymes and Mary J. Blige, rampaged Philips Arena during a stop in Atlanta for the Best of Both Worlds tour.

Five years later, Jay-Z is headed back to Atlanta with the BP3 tour scheduled for February 27th, 2010. Tickets for this show go on sale this Saturday, November 14th at 10:00 AM. Use this link to purchase tickets and see Jay-Z and special guest Young Jeezy at Philips Arena together.

Monday, November 2, 2009

This Week in History

On November 1, 2007 Stevie Wonder graced Philips Arena with a medley of his greatest hits. This tour was his first in over 10 years and was inspired by the recent passing of his mother. Singing hits such as Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours and Superstition Stevie Wonder amazed the crowds at Philips Arena.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Philips Arena announces 2010 ACC Mens Basetball Tournament


City Expected To Benefit From Television Exposure And Economic Impact

Atlanta (October 25, 2009) - The 2012 Atlanta Coast Conference (ACC) Men's Basketball Tournament will be held March 8-11 in Atlanta's Philips Arena, the Atlanta Sports Council announced today. ACC Commissioner John Swofford made the formal announcement at the 2009-10 ACC Operation Basketball today in Greensboro, N.C.

This will be Atlanta's sixth time playing host to this prestigious event. The league's tournament was held in The Omni in 1983, 1985 and 1989, while the Georgia Dome served as the host site in 2001 and for a second time this past March. The 2001 ACC Tournament still stands as the most-attended conference basketball tournament in NCAA history for both total attendance (182,525) and per session attendance (36,505). In 2009, 158,112 fans attended the ACC Tournament for an average session attendance of 26,352 - both totals are the second-highest marks in NCAA history.

"This is another tremendous win for the city of Atlanta when it comes to hosting mega events, and we appreciate Commissioner Swofford and the entire conference having confidence in our ability to deliver," said Atlanta Sports Council President Gary Stokan, whose organization will host the tournament. "The passionate basketball fans in Atlanta look forward to being a part of the most prestigious conference tournament in the country. We hope to put Atlanta on a 3-year cycle to continuing hosting this tournament."

Atlanta is a strong fit for the ACC because of its geographical location. The top alumni bases for 10 of the 12 ACC member schools are in Atlanta. Coaches see this marketplace as fertile recruiting ground, which is evidenced by the fact that current ACC rosters are populated by 24 players who hail from Atlanta and the state of Georgia.

"The City of Atlanta is a great partner and our league is truly excited to return for the 2012 ACC Tournament," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. "Playing in Philips Arena provides our teams and fans with a more traditional and intimate environment which will serve our league well. The ACC Tournament continues to be one of the most special events in all of sports and we are proud of that tradition and success."

Aside from 2012 in Atlanta, five of the next six ACC Tournaments will be held in Greensboro, N.C., including the 2010 event, which will be held March 11-14 in the Greensboro Coliseum.

The city of Atlanta is expected to benefit not only through television exposure but also financially through economic impact and direct government revenue. In the two most recent ACC Tournaments held in Atlanta, nearly $54 Million was pumped into the local economy, with another $3.1 Million generated through direct government revenue.

Major college basketball events have dominated Atlanta this decade, including:

* Two NCAA Men's Final Fours (2002, 2007)
* Two NCAA Men's Regionals (2001, 2006)
* Two ACC Men's Basketball Tournaments (2001, 2007)
* One NCAA Women's Final Four (2003)
* One NCAA Women's Regional (2002)
* Six Men's (2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008) and 1 Women's SEC Basketball Tournaments.
These marquee basketball events have yielded $436.8M in economic impact and a $13.1M windfall in city and state taxes.

The $250 million Philips Arena is a state-of-the-art, multipurpose sports and entertainment complex centrally located in downtown Atlanta, and plays host to the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers and the WNBA's Atlanta Dream. The facility is consistently ranked among the top 10 concert and event arenas in the world by Pollstar magazine, and for the first half of the 2009 calendar year Philips Arena was named as the No.1 concert and events venue in the United States. Philips Arena is unparalleled in bringing fans closer to the action. The first row of seats in the upper deck is approximately six rows closer to the floor than in any other major arena built in the last decade.

"From the outstanding sightlines to our exceptional customer service, there is no other venue that can deliver a better basketball fan experience than Philips Arena," said Bob Williams, President, Philips Arena and Executive Vice President, Atlanta Sprit LLC. "Philips Arena has hosted both the NBA and NHL All-Star Games, and the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and we are thrilled to be chosen as the site for yet another of the world's premier sporting events, the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament."

About the Atlantic Coast Conference
The Atlantic Coast Conference, through its member institutions, seeks to maximize the educational and athletic opportunities of its student-athletes while enriching their quality of life. The ACC was founded on May 8, 1953 and has 12 institutions that compete in the league's 25 sponsored sports. The 12 schools in the ACC are: Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

About the Atlanta Sports Council
The Atlanta Sports Council promotes the value of sports growth in Atlanta and Georgia by acting as an authority on the economic impact, visibility and quality of life issues associated with sports. The Sports Council's mission is to lead, organize and support sports development with the goal of building Atlanta's reputation as the sports capital of the world. Visit for more information.

About Philips Arena
Named for founding partner Philips, Philips Arena is consistently ranked among the top 10 concert and event arenas in the world. In April 2009, Philips Arena became the first NBA or NHL arena to achieve LEED certification for an existing building as specified by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The operating rights to Philips Arena are owned by Atlanta Spirit LLC which also owns the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers. Philips Arena is online at .

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Check out the new special “Friends and Family” pricing for
AC/DC this Friday, October 23rd at PHILIPS ARENA
Please share this offer with friends and family of the Hawks, Thrashers and Philips Arena.
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Take advantage of this special ticket price NOW at only $59.50!
First Come, First Served – Subject to availability – Limited Offer
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Monday, October 12, 2009

Every October Feld Entertainment brings the latest and greatest Disney on Ice show to Philips Arena. This year Disney on Ice presents Celebrations! It's one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! Enjoy a winter wonderland with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains, a Very Merry Unbirthday Party, a Royal Ball with the Disney Princesses and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe. Come join the party when this spectacular ice show visits your hometown!

Opening night tickets are buy one get one free by using this link to purchase. Please note this offer is only valid on specific price levels.

Monday, October 5, 2009

This Week in History

This is an exciting week for KISS fans around the world. KISS releases their latest album Sonic Boom tomorrow featuring tunes such as "Modern Day Delilah." Check out the link below and listen to this new track as well as interviews with the band and behind the scenes footage. Also, you can purchase your Meet and Greet and VIP packages for the KISS Alive 35 tour at Philips Arena on October 26. These packages are limited so hurry and get yours! Link-

Monday, September 28, 2009

This Week in History

Usher brought The Truth to Atlanta on October 2nd and 3rd of 2004. His tour was filmed live at Philips Arena for a later DVD release. Usher has been known to collaborate with artists such as Beyonce and Kanye West on a remix of Love in this Club. Check out Usher's fellow Hip Hop performer Kanye at Philips Arena on December 11 with new pop sensation Lady Gaga. Tickets go on slae Saturday, October 3 at Noon. Use this link for more info

Monday, September 21, 2009

This Week in History

Disney Live is back again for another show at Philips Arena and as tradition has it, is on sale today! This year, Disney Live brings the Rockin' Road Show to Philips Arena on December 20. Mickey Mouse is in the house and he’s setting the stage for fun - just for you! But first he’ll need to find some amazing acts to put in his show. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald all head off on an adventure and find some great friends to help them out. Join in the fun by purchasing your tickets today using this link

Monday, September 14, 2009

This Week in History

Every year around mid-September Sesame Street Live performs a new and exciting show at Philips Arena. This year, as we stay true to tradition, Sesame Street Live is back with Elmo's Green Thumb! In this exciting children's story Elmo shares his new Sunflower friend Sunny with everyone Come out to Philips Arena this week, September 17-20 to experience Sesame Street Live and all the fun with Elmo and his friends. There are 8 performances to choose from and you can click here to purchase tickets

Monday, September 7, 2009

This time last year Philips Arena hosted its first ever UFC fight night with UFC-88. The main fight card for this event included Chuck "The Ice Man" Liddell and "Sugar" Rashad Evans with Evans winning the match very quickly. This event achieved the second highest gross for Philips Arena with Barbra Streisand being the first.

Monday, August 31, 2009

On September 2, 2009 Sting performed at Philips Arena on his Sacred Love Tour. Sting returned again with the Police more recently in 2007 for two more sell out shows. Sting's website reported today that he will be relealsing a new album in the near future as well. Learn more about Sting and his new album by visiting his webiste here

Monday, August 24, 2009

This Week in History

Joel Osteen has had various meetings at Philips Arena sharing lessons of hope and prosperity to congregations of 10,000 upwards to 19,000. Joel Osteen executed his first sermon outside of Lakewood Church, where he currently resides, in 2004 at Philips Arena. This event proved to be a success as patrons where aloud into Philips Arena until seating ran out and it was standing room only. Following this sermon, Joel Osteen returned in 2005 to preach on September 1st and 2nd and most recently this past Friday, August the 21 as he conducted "A Night of Hope."

Monday, August 17, 2009

This Week in History

On August 17, 2000 AC/DC played Philips Arena as part of their Stiff Upper Lip Tour. This was one stop out of 36 on the North American leg of the tour. This tour was based off of the bands album Stiff Upper Lip released February 28, 2000. Some singles from this album and included on the tour include "Stiff Upper Lip" "Safe in New York City" and "Satellite Blues"

Check out some clips from the tour at this link below:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

This Week in History

The brilliant musician and legendary performer, Prince, too the stage at Philips Arena on August 9th and 10th of 2004. This same year Prince released the album Musicology and also performed live at the Grammy Awards with Beyonce Knowles. From the album Musicology Prince won two Grammy Awards before beginning his tour in 2004.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

This Week in History

On August 3, 2003 the Dixie Chicks performed at Philips Arena during their overly contrivirsial Top of the World Tour. Yes fans, this is the same tour that kicked off in Europe earlier in 2003 with a specific incdent taking place on stage in Lodon. During the London show singer Natalie Maines stated ''We're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.'' Following this tour the band's next album included single "Not REady to Make Nice" which directly addresses the fallout from the "big Bush bash" on the previous tour.

Monday, July 27, 2009

This Week in History

Destiny's Child performed at Philips Arena on July 28, 2001 to a sold out house on thier Fullfiled and Lovin It Tour. The ladies of Destiny's Child made this a memorable performance singing tracks from their latest album Survivor, which Beyonce co-wrote and co-produced most of. Along with an outstanding performance at Philips Arena, Destiny's Child filmed their performance for a DVD entitled Destiny's Child Live from Atlanta. Check out some clips in the link below.

Monday, July 20, 2009

This Week in History

On July 24, 2004 Madonna was at Philips Arena on her "re-Invention Tour" as one of her 12 North American stops of the tour. This tour included material from Madonna's most recent release of her 2004 "American Live" album ,as well as many of her classic hits.

Check out some of the photos from this show below:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

This Week in History

Every year Philips Arena hosts everyone's favorite furry stuffed animal, ELMO! Join us this year for Elmo's most recent advenutre with his Sesame Street pals. Sesame Street presents Elmo's Green Thumb at Philips Arena on September 17-20. As tradition follows with Elmo's visit every Septmeber so does the special ticket pre-sale for all of Elmo's freinds. Click here and enter the password SEWP to get your tickets today for the whole family before the general on sale on August 3.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

This Week in History

In July of 2004 Dragon Tales performed 6 shows with Philips Arena! This was a theatre style show that included apperances by Max and Emmy, and their dragon friends Cassie, Ord, Zak and Wheezie. With their magical dragon's scales, Max and Emmy where able to have many fun adventures at Philips Arena's Dragon Land.

Monday, June 29, 2009

This Week in History

On June 28th, 2003 Matchbox 20 took the stage at Philips Arena as they toured North America on their Junior Album-More Than You Think You Are. Check out the footage here live from 2003 at Philips Arena!

Monday, June 22, 2009

This Week in History

On June 29th 2001 Rod Stewart took the stage at Philips Arena for the first time! As a part of his Forever Young tour Philips Arena was one of many stops on the North American tour. At the time, Rod Stewart was in his 50's but still moved around the stage singing hits such as the trio of "Handbags & Gladrags," "The First Cut is the Deepest," and "Reason to Believe," it was obvious Rod was going to stretch his set-list far and wide to please his oldest to youngest fans.

Monday, June 15, 2009

This Week in History

This time last year Hot 107.9 held its 13th annual Birthday Bash at Philips Arena. This sell out show was hosted by acts including Gorrilla Zoe, Shawty Lo, and TI to name a few!
Hot 107.9 is back this year at Philips Arean to celebrate another year of success in their 14th Annual Birthday Bash. This year's scheudled artist include Yung La, Trey Songz, Young Dro, Hurricane Chris, Jeremih, Keri Hilson, Rick Ross, F.L.Y., Gucci Mane, Soulja Boy, Plies, Oj the Juice Man, Pleasure P., and Lil' Will. Great seats for this year's event are going fast. Click here to purchase your seats today-

Monday, June 8, 2009

This Week in History

Almost exactly 2 years later Keith Urban will return to Philips Arena for another amazing concert on Saturday, June 13th! This time he will be accompanied by very special guest Taylor Swift to help kick off the show! Were you here in June of 2007 when Keith Urban took the stage with The Wreckers-Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp? What was your favorite part of the show?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

This Week in History

On June 3, 2003 Fleetwood Mac performed their Say You Will at Philips Arena. The group performed classics such as The Chain, Dreams, Rhiannon, Second Hand News, and many others. Fleetwood Mac returned to Philips Arena again in April 2009 for another amazing night of classic hits.

Did you attend either show? What was your favorite part of these performances at Philips Arena?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This Week in History

TI said farewell to fans on Sunday night at Philips Arena before he service a sentience of a year and a day. In front of 16,000 plus fans he performed various Grammy Award winning tracks and was joined on stage in droves by his friends and family of the Atlanta based, Grand Hustle Entertainment. Where you at T.I.'s Final Goodbye Bash at Philips Arena? What did you think of this show?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

TI's Goodbye Bash at Philips Arena

TI will hold his Final Goodbye Bash at Philips Arena this Sunday, May 24th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available for this show starting at $10. Be a part of history as TI takes the stage just two days before his 101 day sabbatical. Click here to purchase tickets-

Monday, May 11, 2009

Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash at Philips Arena

Hot 107.9 will bring Birthday Bash to Philips Arena on June 20. Artists scheduled to appear include Gucci Mane, Soulja Boy, and Plies. Click on the link below to vote on who you want to see at Birthday Bash?
Click here and cast your vote today!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Hawks make it to round 2!

The Atlanta Hawks have advanced to round 2 of the NBA playoffs facing the Cleaveland Cavaliers. Games 3 and 4 will be at home at Philips Arena. Tickets are on sale now at for the following:

Game 3-Sautrday, May 9th at 8:00 PM
Game 4-Monday, May 11th at 7:00 PM

Where you at Philips Arena for any of the round 1 series vs. Miami Heat? What was your favorite game highlight?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Hawks vs. Heat Game 7

After tonight’s bought in Miami vs. D. Wade and the Heat, the Hawks will be back at Philips Arena on Sunday for game 7 at 1:00 PM.

Come down early to the Atlanta Hawks Block Party on Philips Drive and join in the excitement.

Tickets are on sale and great seats are still available.

Visit for tickets and more game information.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena for Game 5

Don’t miss the Atlanta Hawks as they take on the Miami Heat tonight at 8:00 on TNT. Cheer you Hawks on as they return home for game 5 at Philips Arena on Wednesday. Get your tickets for game 5 now at Come out early o Wednesday and enjoy the Atlanta Hawks Block Party on Philips Drive full of fun, excitement, and visits by the mascots and dance team!

This Week in History

Way back in the 2001, Elton John and Billy Joel played a late April concert at Philips Arena, marking a performance that would return many times in the future! The Face 2 Face tour most recently performed at Philips Arena on March 14, 2009. This show traditionally features an opening act of both artists playing twin pianos, solo sets from both John and Joel, and a highly anticipated grand finale. Have you been to Elton John and Billy Joel Face2Face at Philips Arena? What was your favorite song that was played?

Monday, April 20, 2009

This Week in History

This time last year Bruce Springsteen took the stage at Philips Arena to perform some of his classic hits such as Born in the USA. Exactly a year and a day later Bruce Springsteen is back LIVE in concert at Philips Arena, this time to perform songs from his new album Working on a Dream. Don’t miss your chance to see this legendary rock icon LIVE at Philips Arena! Limited seating is still available and can be purchased at

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hawks Play-Off tickets on sale!!

The Hawks playoff schedule has been announced and the excitement will begin on Sunday night at Philips Arena. Here is the game schedule for the Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat series.
Game 1 - Sun April 19 Miami at Atlanta 8:00PM 8:00PM TNT
Game 2 - Wed April 22 Miami at Atlanta 8:00PM 8:00PM TNT
Game 3 - Sat April 25 Atlanta at Miami 6:30PM 6:30PM TNT
Game 4 - Mon April 27 Atlanta at Miami TBD TBD TBD
Game 5 * Wed April 29 Miami at Atlanta TBD TBD TBD
Game 6 * Fri May 1 Atlanta at Miami TBD TBD TBD
Game 7 * Sun May 3 Miami at Atlanta TBD TBD TBD

Get your tickets now at

Monday, April 13, 2009

This Week in History

This time last year, the Atlanta Hawks re-introduced the city to the excitement of the NBA play-offs! As the Atlanta Hawks took on the 8th position for the Eastern Conference they also took on the challenge of the Boston Celtics, pushing the champs to a 7th round contest!
The Hawks have done it again Atlanta, as we have clinched the 4th position for the Eastern Conference and a home court advantage for round one, we will take on the Miami Heat! Games start this weekend, get your tickets at! Can't wait for the excitement, check out a play-off pre0view this Tuesday night at Philips Arena as the Hawks take on the Heat in the final game of their regular season. Seats are still available at!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Philips Arena Concessions Discounts!

Next time you are at Philips Arena visit Fancy Franks at portal 20 for one of the "out of the ordinary" Fancy Frank concoctions! Choose from a jumbo Chicago Dog, New York Dog, Georgia Dog, the list is endless!

Visit and download your coupon today!

Monday, April 6, 2009

This Week in History


ATLANTA, GA – April 6, 2009 – Atlanta’s Philips Arena, home to the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers, announced today that it has achieved LEED for Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance
(LEED-EB: O&M) certification as specified by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” and represents independent, third-party verification that Philips Arena has met green building operating standards and performance measures. Philips Arena is the first NBA or NHL arena to achieve this certification for an existing facility.

Philips Arena has taken a leadership role in promoting sustainability in Atlanta, and has set a new green standard nationally for arena operations and design. Its achievement represents a challenge to other venues to minimize their environmental impacts while enhancing their ability to use energy and water efficiently, to recycle, and to educate their audiences on the benefits of these actions.

“Achieving LEED-EB O&M certification is a transcendent process and I am extremely proud of our management team’s effort to make Philips Arena the first in North America to accomplish this goal,” said Atlanta Spirit Owner Rutherford Seydel. “My partners and I agree we must continue to find ways to manage our events with the lowest environmental impact possible. We will continue to work with our fans and partners to raise our green performance and promote conservation throughout metro Atlanta.”

"If every one of our 5.1 million existing commercial buildings in the U.S. followed the lead of Philips Arena and worked to become more energy efficient, we could save some $160 billion by 2030 and put a significant dent in our carbon emissions,” said USGBC President, CEO and Founding Chairman Rick Fedrizzi. “There are also tremendous water-saving practices that are built into LEED and I know how important that is in Atlanta. Schools, stores, hotels, office buildings, government buildings and sports arenas all have a contribution to make, and Philips Arena is to be congratulated for its achievement and the leadership it demonstrates for others.”

Both the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) have made environmental conservation a key initiative for their teams and leagues. "Congratulations to the Atlanta Thrashers and the entire Atlanta Spirit Organization for achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification of Philips Arena as the first green sports arena in the United States," said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. "This accomplishment is even more notable considering that Philips Arena has achieved this certification as an existing facility. The Thrashers are helping to set the standard for the NHL in our League-wide commitment to meet green operating standards and performance measures through our Keep the Ice from Melting initiative." Philips Arena’s LEED-EB O&M certification came just prior to the NBA’s first ever league-wide Green Week being held April 4-10 to help educate its fans on how they can contribute to a better environment.

In order to achieve LEED-EB: O&M certification, Philips Arena partnered with Southface, the region’s nationally recognized non-profit leader in the promotion of sustainable, high performance buildings. Southface provided the arena with LEED administration assistance as well as technical assistance and expertise in upgrading its overall energy performance, water consumption, indoor air quality, and waste stream management. According to Dennis Creech, Executive Director of Southface, “Through its strong green commitment, Philips Arena will save money by reducing its energy and water costs, and will also create a better indoor environment for its employees and visitors. Its practical approach is a model for other businesses—large and small—on how to protect the environment and the bottom line.”

About Philips Arena
Named for founding partner Philips, Philips Arena is consistently ranked among the top 10 concert and event arenas in North America. The operating rights to Philips Arena are owned by Atlanta Spirit LLC which also owns the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers. Philips Arena was recently named as the No. 3 concert and events venue in the United States and the No. 8 concert and events venue in the world for 2008, based on attendance figures released by leading industry publication Pollstar magazine. The rankings include attendance for concerts and other shows hosted by Philips Arena, which are in addition to the annual preseason, regular season and postseason NBA and NHL games held in the building. Philips Arena is online at

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This Week in History

April 2nd-5th of 2006 Cirque De Soleil performed Philips Arena bringing 3 nights of dramatic performances! The version of Cirque De Soleil was Delirium, a live music presentation partnered with Live Nation. Delirium is filled with multimedia and theatrical productions featuring music from existing Cirque De Soleil shows remixed with a tribal beat.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Hawks Play-Off tickets on sale!!

NBA Play-Offs are just around the corner and we are excited to offer you an exclusive pre-sale opportunity. Please see the information below to take advantage of the pre-sale and secure your tickets for the first 3 home games of round 1! **************************************************************
Click Here to purchase tickets now!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

This Week in History

On March 18, 2003, Tim McGraw took the stage at Philips Arena to play a lively concert on his own with no opening act! This was one of Tim McGraw's many stops since at Philips Arena as he has returned twice since to perform in tandem with his wife Faith Hill.

Don't miss fellow country legend Keith Urban as he returns to Philips Arena with very special guest Taylor Swift on June 16, 2009. Tickets are going quickly, click here today to purchase: