Philips Arena is truly one of the finest multi-purpose event facilities in the world. Since it first opened its doors in 1999 Philips Arena has entertained more than 20 million people.
This state of the art venue has hosted many world-class events including the 2003 NBA All-Star Game, 2004 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and the 2008 NHL All-Star Game. Philips Arena has hosted many top-ranked concerts including Miley Cyrus and Bon Jovi. Other world-class shows feature professional and collegiate sports, family shows such as Disney on Ice and Ringling Brothers Circus.
The spectacular entrance to Philips has 65 foot high, illuminated fiber optic pillars that spell out its home “Atlanta”. The arena has a seating capacity of 20,000 and its own stop on the MARTA rail system.
Philips Arena is consistently ranked as one of the top venues in North America by Billboard and Pollstar. This year Philips Arena was ranked no. 3 in the U.S. and no. 5 in the world for concert and event venues by Pollstar.
The arena is home to the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers, and the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream. Philips Arena entertains approximately 2 million fans and 200 events every year.
In 2009, Philips Arena achieved LEED for Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance certification as specified by the United States Green Building Council. LEED stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” and represents independent third-party verification that Philips Arena has met or exceeded green building operating standards and performance measures.
Philips Arena became the first NHL or NBA arena in the world to achieve this prestigious certification for an existing facility!