- Address: 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta
- Country: United States
- Capacity: 16,000
- Opened: 18 September 1999
- Main use: Basketball
- Tenants: Atlanta Hawks (basketball)
Extra stadium info – State Farm Arena
The construction of the arena started in 1997. The construction costs of the venue, which opened as the Philips Arena, were $213 million. The State Farm Arena opened as one of the largest sports venues by capacity in Atlanta. It was named after Philips, a Dutch multinational conglomerate corporation that was founded in Eindhoven in 1891. The Dutch football club named Philips Sport Vereniging is named after Philips. The club from Eindhoven was founded in 1913. In 1988, they were crowned European football champions for the first time in their history. PSV also became vice-world champions that year. In 1988, they also won the Dutch top-flight football league and the Dutch cup tournament. The State Farm Arena is currently named after a group of mutual insurance companies.
The 2003 NBA All-Star Game
The State Farm Arena hosted the NBA All-Star Game in 2003 for the first time in its history. A crowd of 20,000 showed up for the basketball match. Kevin Maurice Garnett scored the most points in the game. He scored 37 points in the 2003 NBA All-Star Game. Kevin Maurice Garnett played NBA matches for the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets. He started and ended his professional basketball career with the Timberwolves.
The Atlanta Hawks
The State Farm Arena is known as the home of the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks basketball club became one of the first basketball clubs with 1 million followers on its main social media page. They perform in the National Basketball Association, which became the most popular basketball league in the world. The Atlanta Hawks drew an average home attendance of 14,000 in their first NBA season in which they played their home games at the State Farm Arena.