Atlanta Hawks Overview

Fast facts

League: Eastern Conference Southeast Division

Head Coach: Quin Snyder

Team Mascot: Harry the Hawk

Year Opened: 1999

Capacity: 16600

City / State: Atlanta / Georgia

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Hawks vs Celtics

Rival Team: Boston Celtics

The Hawks-Celtics rivalry spans over five decades and is one of the oldest in the NBA. The two teams first met during the 1949-50 seasons when the Hawks joined the league. Since then, these two teams have met in the playoffs eleven times, four of which occurred in the finals. Although the Celtics have gotten the better of the Hawks, for the most part, there is still plenty of bad blood on the court when these two meet.

Hawks vs Magic

Rival Team: Orlando Magic

The Hawks and Magic both play in the Southeast division, which has led to the creation of a fierce intra-divisional rivalry. The rivalry really took off in 2004 when Dwight Howard was drafted by the Magic and Josh Smith by the Hawks, since then the two teams have faced off in the playoffs twice with each team taking one of the series.

Atlanta Hawks Stadium Guide

In Game

The Atlanta Hawks provide one of the best values in all of the NBA thanks to their affordable ticket prices and the strong teams they’ve put on the court in recent years. You can typically find tickets to Hawks game for as little as $30 meaning that a trip to Hawks game is well within the budget of most fans.

The affordability of Hawks game has also led to State Farm Arena being home to one of the best in-game atmospheres in the NBA. The team’s recent uptick in fortunes hasn’t hurt either as more and more fans are turning out to show their support for the Hawks. Don’t worry though you’ll still find plenty of die hards in the seats when attending a Hawks game, so don’t hesitate to talk to other fans about the team as well as their favorite Hawks memories.

It’s not just the atmosphere in the arena that makes attending a Hawks game a tantalizing proposition, the area surrounding State Farm is also one of the best in the league. The stadium is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta meaning you’ll have an excellent opportunity to check out other Atlanta tourist attractions like the CNN Tower and World of Coca-Cola.

You can’t go wrong attending a Hawks game thanks to the incredible value, atmosphere, and location of the arena so book your ticket today.

Things to check out

Dominique Wilkins Statue

Make sure to snap a picture with “The Human Highlight Film” outside State Farm Arena’s main entrance. Even if you're not a shutterbug the statue is a can't miss for any basketball fan.

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3D Projection System

The 3D Projection system at State Farm Arena is one of the most impressive things you’ll see at any sporting event. The system can make the court vanish into a beautiful display featuring unparalleled depth. Take a video of this incredible technology during your trip to State Farm Arena.

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The banners hanging in State Farm Arena do an excellent job of honoring great Hawks players and teams of the past. The banners commemorate the 1958 championship team as well as Hawks legends including Dominique Wilkins and Lou Hudson. Make sure to check these out when visiting Atlanta.

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Celeb Sightings

Atlanta is one of the hubs for hip hop music, so keep your eyes open for a variety of rappers and hip hop artists who make their home in Atlanta. Chances are you’ll spot one of the many Atlanta-based rappers including TI and 2 Chainz.

Sir Foster

The Hawks’ organist Sir Foster provides an incredible in-game experience by putting his own spin on hip hop hits you know and love. Keep your ears peeled for these jams as they’ll get you out of your seat and dancing.

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Harry the Hawk

Harry’s crazy antics will put a smile on your face and keep you entertained during breaks in the action. No matter what the score Harry will put on a show that appeals to even the youngest of fans.

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Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders

The Hawks Cheerleaders give the Hawks a boost by getting everyone on their feet and. Keep an eye out for the cheerleaders and listen to their instructions to really get into the game when visiting Atlanta.

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Fight Songs

  1. ATL




  2. Let's Go Hawks

    Let’s Go Hawks!

    Let’s Go Hawks!

    Let’s Go Hawks!

  3. Defense Chant




  4. Atlanta’s Air Force

Atlanta Hawks Bars & Restaurants

  1. The Varsity


    Whether you have a school group out on a field trip, or taking a tour group to see the Braves, The Varsity is the fun, fast, and delicious place to stop.

    61 North Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Hooters


    Sports bar & grill chain famous for chicken wings served by waitresses in short shorts.

    209 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  3. Park Bar

    Park Bar

    Atlanta's Park Bar is famous for giving Detroit sports fans the most memorable experiences.

    150 Walton St, Atlanta, GA 30303


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  4. Hard Rock Cafe

    Hard Rock Cafe

    Rock ’n’ roll-themed chain with a high-energy vibe serving burgers & American classics.

    215 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    american - cafe - $$

  5. Sidebar


    Upscale sports bar (known for its Cuban sandwiches) with pool & games playing on multiple TVs.

    79 Poplar St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  6. Der Biergarten

    Der Biergarten beer

    Pretzels & other traditional German eats draw a crowd to this spacious beer garden & restaurant.

    300 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  7. Marlow’s Tavern

    Marlows Tavern

    Local bar & grill chain offering a classic setting for American pub fare & sports on TV.

    950 W Peachtree St NW #215, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  8. Atlanta Braves All Star Grill

    Atlanta Braves All Star Grill

    A one-of-a-kind restaurant, the Braves All Star Grill represents the intersection of Atlanta’s heritage.

    200 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  9. Elliott Street Deli & Pub

    Elliott Street Deli and Pub

    Pub serving deli sandwiches in turn-of-the-century building with patio & a live venue downstairs.

    51 Elliott St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Smoke Ring

    Smoke Ring hotdog

    Rustic-chic smokehouse offering contemporary barbecue, Southern sides & cocktails in a sleek space.

    309 Nelson St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Slice Downtown

    Slice Downtown

    Industrial-chic standby serving inventive NYC-style pizza & Italian bites with beer & wine.

    85 Poplar St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    european - $$

  12. Hudson Grille

    Hudson Grille

    Local sports-bar chain serving a menu of burgers, wings, steaks & seafood in a stylish setting.

    942 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  13. Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria

    Maxs Coal Oven Pizzeria pizza

    Downtown warehouse-type space where a coal-burning oven turns out crispy pies.

    300 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  14. White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

    White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails burger

    Airy, modern-rustic hangout serving Southern-tinged New American fare & specialty cocktails.

    270 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. Alma Cocina

    Alma Cocina

    Inventive Mexican fare with regional influences & Latin-inspired cocktails in a stylish setting.

    191 Peachtree Tower, 191 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  16. Thrive


    American food, sushi & creative cocktails in a lounge-like dining room & bar with modern decor.

    Centennial Tower, 101 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    american - asian - $$

  17. Daddy D’z BBQ Joynt

    Daddy Dz BBQ Joyn

    Casual Southern destination with a wide variety of barbecue & sides dishes up huge plates of food.

    264 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  18. Sun Dial Restaurant

    Sun Dial Restaurant

    Spinning hotel restaurant & bar with 360-degree views of the city & frequent live jazz.

    210 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$$

  19. The Brewhouse Cafe


    Atlanta's premier soccer bar.

    401 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  20. Dantanna’s Downtown


    Dantanna’s prepares everything from scratch and only uses the highest quality ingredients to ensure a memorable dining experience.

    3400 Around Lenox Rd #304, Atlanta, GA 30326, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  21. No Mas! Cantina


    Mexican food & margaritas are accompanied by that distinct Mexican vibe

    180 Walker St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  22. Allora


    Boutique hotel restaurant serving seasonal Italian dishes & drinks in a sleek, contemporary setting.

    361 17th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30363, USA


    Bar website

    italian - cafe - $$

  23. Paschal’s


    The most soulful food just for everyone.

    180 Northside Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$