PROJECT: State Farm Structural Erection for Philips Arena Renovation Phases 1, 2 and 3 (677 tons)
SIZE: 17,000 Seats and 18,000 SF suites
INDUSTRY: Sports + Entertainment
From the innovative seating concepts to a completely reimagined food and beverage experience, the 17,000-seat arena creates a new benchmark for sports venue design. Inspired by the BeltLine, an ambitious urban redevelopment project that is connecting Atlanta’s neighborhoods through a 22-mile loop of trails and parks, the team designed the arena’s open concourses to create diverse social experiences. The design removed an existing wall of suites that spanned four levels on the arena’s west side and reconfigured this space into viewing terraces, multilevel connection points, open suites and the 18,000-sq.-ft. Atlanta Social suite experience.