State Farm Arena is a multi-purpose arena located in Atlanta, Georgia. It serves as the home venue for the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s Atlanta Hawks. State Farm Arena opened on September 18th, 1999. The arena seats 19,050 for basketball and 17,624 for ice hockey. For concerts and other entertainment events, the arena can seat 21,000.

State Farm Arena was built at a cost of $213.5 million and replaced the Omni Coliseum. As well as the Hawks, it has also served as home to the National Hockey League’s Atlanta Thrashers from 1999 to 2011, before the team moved to Winnipeg, as well as the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)’s Atlanta Dream from 2008 to 2016 and 2019.

State Farm Arena is among the busiest arenas for concerts in the world. It has hosted concerts by artists such as Elton John, The Who, and The Weeknd. The arena includes 92 luxury suites, 9 party suites, and 1,866 club seats.

Atlanta Hawks Sate Farm Arena
Atlanta Airport

How to Get to Atlanta

Atlanta is served by Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport which, since 1998 has held the title of Worlds Busiest Airport by Passenger Traffic. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic both fly direct and as it’s a Delta Airways Hub Airport, who codeshare with Virgin Atlantic, there are plenty of flight times to choose from when travelling from the UK.

If you’re already in the US and looking to travel to/from Atlanta, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is the principal public transport operator in the Atlanta. The train runs from the Airport to Downtown Atlanta (20 mins) and beyond. Click here for the MARTA website.

The MARTA station is located at the domestic terminal, so you will need to catch the shuttle bus from the International Terminal which is located at Bus Stop 3 at the front of the Terminal. The journey takes about 13 minutes and drops off at the entrance to the Domestic Terminal and the MARTA station is just inside the doors. The Return is Bus Stop 1.

Atlanta MARTA Map
Atlanta City Map

Staying in Atlanta

Due to the amount of Conventions Atlanta hosts including being home to America’s Mart, there are plenty of options in the Downtown Area, from Airbnb and Sonder to Premium hotels, either booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites. It would be worth checking if any conventions are on for when you visit as it gets busy and the prices all rise accordingly.

Buckhead is an option for the price conscious and is a little further out, but on the MARTA route.

To get to the Downtown area from the airport, I prefer to use public transport, but Taxi’s, Uber or Lyft are available.

Atlanta Hawks Tickets

The Atlanta Hawks sell their tickets via Ticketmaster.

The official ticket partner for the NBA is

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown are before the selling platform fees are added, so take time to have a read of my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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