State Farm Arena

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State Farm Arena

The home of the Atlanta Hawks and the Atlanta Dream basketball teams is a multi-purpose indoor venue for games, concerts and shows.

Visit the State Farm Arena in the heart of downtown Atlanta to mingle with basketball fans. Or watch an ice hockey game or figure ice skating competition, if that’s more your thing. And how about coming here for a concert? There are about 200 events to choose from each year, which means there is something for everyone.

The State Farm Arena is the main stadium of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in Atlanta, Georgia, and also has an ice hockey and ice skating rink. Formerly called the Philips Arena, the naming rights for the freshly renovated stadium were bought by State Farm in 2018 for 20 years. Updated features included an immersive video experience for fans.

If you are into basketball, come here to cheer on the male players of the Atlanta Hawks or the female players of the Atlanta Dream team during a live game. Afterwards, visit the Hawks shop for NBA paraphernalia.

Check the Atlanta events calendar to see which concerts are on during your visit. The stadium can seat up to 21,000 people during concerts and other shows. Sir Elton John played at the stadium’s inaugural event in 1999 and, since this is one of the busiest concert’s venues in the US, many world-famous musicians and singers have followed his lead.

The State Farm Arena is in the Centennial Park District of Downtown Atlanta and there are many restaurants and hotels in the vicinity of the stadium. The stadium itself also has several restaurants, fast food counters and bars.

If you are driving there, book your parking spot with ParkMobile in advance to prevent missing out. There is a rail station across the street from Gate 4 of the stadium for easy access to Atlanta’s MARTA public transportation system. Disembark at the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN MARTA station, which is just one stop away from the central transfer hub of the Five Points station, then follow the signs for the State Farm Arena.

The CNN Center is closest to the Gate 1 entrance, making it easy to combine a visit to both of these star attractions in Atlanta.

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Top Hotels Close to State Farm Arena

Hilton Atlanta
Hilton Atlanta
4 out of 5
255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥8,421 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 24
Located in Downtown Atlanta, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Design Atlanta, Georgia State University, and AmericasMart. Centennial Olympic ...
3.7/5 Good! (3,321 reviews)
"Good staff! Lovely hotel"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Hilton Atlanta
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥10,335 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Located in Downtown Atlanta, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coca Cola, and Georgia State University. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (3,941 reviews)
"I love that the rooms have balconies and the overall cleanliness."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree Center Ave Ne, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥8,957 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
Located in Downtown Atlanta, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Design Atlanta, AmericasMart, and Georgia State University. Centennial Olympic ...
3.8/5 Good! (2,684 reviews)
"Everything was wonderful"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
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State Farm Arena


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Hilton Atlanta
Hilton Atlanta
4 out of 5
255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥8,421 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 24
Hilton Atlanta
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥10,335 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree Center Ave Ne, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥8,957 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
4 out of 5
100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥15,761 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
Reverb by Hard Rock Atlanta Downtown
Reverb by Hard Rock Atlanta Downtown
3.5 out of 5
38 Mangum St SW, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥14,626 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
Reverb by Hard Rock Atlanta Downtown
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
4 out of 5
165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥11,906 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 18
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
4 out of 5
210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥10,772 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
The Candler Hotel Atlanta, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Candler Hotel Atlanta, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
127 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥20,029 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
The Candler Hotel Atlanta, Curio Collection by Hilton
Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park
Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park
3.5 out of 5
267 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥15,135 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 21
Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park
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