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

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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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