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Mayor Kasim Reed to Join the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club to Unveil Philips Arena Transformation

Post Date:06/27/2017

Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell

Jewanna Gaither, Deputy Press Secretary
404-330-6942, office
404-357-5829, cell



 Media Advisory

Mayor Kasim Reed to Join the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club to Unveil Philips Arena Transformation


Mayor Kasim Reed
Tony Ressler, Principal Owner and Chair of the Board of Directors, Atlanta Hawks
Steve Koonin, Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta Hawks
Thad Sheely, Chief Operating Officer, Atlanta Hawks


Mayor Kasim Reed will join Atlanta Hawks Principal Owner and Chair of the Board of Directors Tony Ressler, Chief Executive OfficerSteve Koonin, and Chief Operating Officer Thad Sheely for the unveiling of the Philips Arena transformation.

The Hawks will start the transformation of Philips Arena during the summer of 2017, and the transformation will be completed for the 2018-2019 season, coinciding with the Hawks’ 50th Anniversary in Atlanta.

Last November, Mayor Reed announced the deal terms for the $192.5 million transformation of Philips Arena. Last Monday, Mayor Reed announced that the Atlanta City Council approved the extension of car rental tax collected at the CONRAC (Car Rental Facility) at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  The approval ensures that the Atlanta Hawks remain in the City of Atlanta for decades to come and will maintain Philips Arena, a keystone of Downtown Atlanta, as a highly competitive venue for sports and entertainment events.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017
4:30 p.m.


Philips Arena
1 Philips Drive
Atlanta, GA 30303



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