State Farm Arena Guide: Amenities, FAQ, Nearby Restaurants, Hotels & Attractions

Venue: State Farm Arena
Home to: Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
Capacity: Basketball: 16,600 Concerts: 21,000+
Roof: Closed
Address: 1 State Farm Drive
Location: Atlanta, Gerogia, USA

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State Farm Arena Tips: Events, Parking, Best Seats, Guide

This State Farm Arena tips guide will help you plan your next visit to Atlanta. We have tons of information below including:

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State Farm Arena Summary

The State Farm Arena is the largest indoor venue in Atlanta, Georgia. It is home to the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA and formally the Atlanta Thrashers of the NHL.

The arena opened in 1999; Elton John was the first concert to play in the arena.

Originally called the Philips Arena, the stadium is now called the State Farm Arena after State Farm purchased the naming writing in 2019 for over 175 million dollars.

The State Farm Arena is located in the northwest corner of Atlanta’s downtown. The brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, sits on the other side of the parking lot.

Check out the full State Farm Arena visitors guide below, which includes things like upcoming events, recommended nearby amentities, and tips to make your trip to Atlanta awesome.

Upcoming State Farm Arena Events

Upcoming concert events at State Farm Arena in Atlanta are listed below. Click on the 'Buy Tickets' link to be redirected right to Ticketmaster where you can buy tickets! Click on the links in the event name to check out our full guide for that event.

DateNameTickets Starting AtTickets Link
March 20- 2024Nicki Minaj Presents: Pink Friday 2 World Tour$59.50
March 21- 2024Nicki Minaj Presents: Pink Friday 2 World Tour$59.50
March 22- 2024The Frankie Beverly & Maze Farewell Tour$59.75
March 24- 2024IVE The 1st World Tour 'Show What I Have'$49.50
April 01- 2024Madonna - The Celebration Tour$70.00
May 10- 2024HEART$35.00
May 14- 2024Bad Bunny - Most Wanted Tour$106.95
May 15- 2024Bad Bunny - Most Wanted Tour$106.95
May 18- 2024Luis Miguel Tour 2024$71.00
May 19- 2024Luis Miguel Tour 2024$71.00
June 08- 2024Kane Brown: In The Air Tour$44.95
June 10- 2024Justin Timberlake - The Forget Tomorrow World Tour$65.00
June 11- 2024GUNNA: The Bittersweet Tour$40.50
June 14- 2024Tim McGraw: Standing Room Only Tour 2024$39.75
June 14- 2024Carly Pearce - Pre-Show Performance Upgrade
June 16- 2024Aventura - Cerrando Ciclos$71.00
June 17- 2024Aventura - Cerrando Ciclos$71.00
June 22- 2024Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash$50.00
July 05- 2024Chris Brown - The 11:11 Tour$70.00
July 06- 2024Chris Brown - The 11:11 Tour$70.00
July 14- 2024Chris Brown - The 11:11 Tour$70.00
July 19- 20242024 IU HER World Tour Concert$59.50
July 21- 2024Janet Jackson: Together Again$59.95
July 23- 2024Olivia Rodrigo - GUTS world tour$17.00
July 30- 2024AJR - The Maybe Man Tour$54.50
July 31- 2024Peso Pluma: Exodo Tour$39.50
August 14- 2024USHER: Past Present Future$99.50
August 16- 2024USHER: Past Present Future$99.50
August 17- 2024USHER: Past Present Future$99.50
August 25- 2024Jennifer Lopez: This Is Me...Now The Tour$54.95

State Farm Arena Parking Tips

Grab an awesome parking spot before you head to the stadium! Use the SpotHero widget below to select your event, view nearby parking to the stadium, and purchase your parking pass in advance.


State Farm Arena Seating Chart & Tips

Atlanta Hawks NBA Seating Chart

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State Farm Arena Nearby Hotels To Stay At

State Farm Arena is located directly west of downtown Atlanta by less than 0.5 miles. There is a handful of hotels within a half mile near State Farm Arena and hundreds of options when you expand the radius to more than 1 miles.

The three closest hotels to the State Farm Arena are easily walking distance to the arena and also Mercedes-Benz Stadium:

  1. Embassy Suites By Hilton Atlanta (3 star)
  2. Omni Atlanta Hotel (4 star)
  3. Glenn Hotel, Autograph Collection (4 star)

All three hotels are worthy options if you are visiting Atlanta and want to stay at a hotel near State Farm Arena.

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Restaurants Near State Farm Arena

There are many restaurant and food options to eat near State Farm Arena. The stadium itself is connected to the CNN Television studio, which has a full selection of fast food options available such as Arby’s, Subway, and Chick-Fil-A.

For sit down restaurants within walking distance from State Farm Arena, the closest food options are:

  1. Prime Meridian – Upscale American food
  2. McCormick & Schmick’s – Upscale seafood
  3. Hudson Grille – sports bar
  4. Park Bar – sports bar
  5. Glenn’s Kitchen – comfort food
  6. Just Around the Corner – semi-fast food

Listed below are the top five rated restaurants in Atlanta within 2 miles (3.2km) of State Farm Arena according to Yelp.

NameRatingPriceAddressMore Info
Bank Of America Plaza Cafeteria5 / 5$$600 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
The Hoagie Shack & BBQ Bar5 / 5Atlanta, GA 30308

(470) 418-2636
Lobster Banh Mi5 / 557 Forsyth St SW
Unit R7
(404) 996-3838
Flavor Rich Restaurant5 / 5549 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 975-3382
Hecter's Kitchen4.9 / 5$$17 Jesse Hill Jr Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(678) 515-3005

Best Attractions in Atlanta

There are several Atlanta attractions right nearby State Farm Arena.

The arena is right adjacent to the CNN Television studio. You can take a behind the scenes tour of the CNN studio lot and find out how the USA’s biggest news network is run.

Also nearby State Farm Arena is Centennial Olympic Park, the site of the 1995 Olympic games in Atlanta. Today, the site is a busy city park with walking paths, fountains, and local vendors to check out.

Adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park is the SkyView, a massive 20 story ferris wheel where you can see some excellent views of Atlanta.

Pemberton Place is an urban hub nearby State Farm Arena that contains a Coca Cola museum, aquarium, civil rights learning center, and green space.


Other State Farm Arena Information

State Farm Arena Fun Facts

  1. The original arena only had luxury suites on one side of the venue.
  2. State Farm Arena unwent a $200 million dollar renovation ahead of the start of the 2018 NBA Basketball season.
  3. There is a party space in the arena that features Topgolf simulators.
  4. State Farm Arena contains a barbership: Killer Mike’s Swag Shop.
  5. There are three clubs/bars located under the stands of State Farm Arena.
  6. The center-hung video board is the 3rd largest in the NBA.
  7. Sir Elton John was the first concert performer to perform at State Farm Arena in September of 1999.

State Farm Arena Stadium Foods

Award-winning Executive Chef Joe Schafer (formerly of Bacchanalia and King + Duke) brings the best aspects Atlanta’s culinary community into State Farm Arena. With his enthusiasm for home-grown flavors, expect delicious cooking that nods to southern sophistication in every bite.

Some of the Atlanta area food located in State Farm Arena include:

  • Antico Pizza
  • B’s Cracklin’ Barbeque
  • Caffè Antico
  • Chick-fil-a (portables)
  • Gio’s Chicken Italiano & Maccheroni,
  • J.R. Crickets
  • Old Lady Gang
  • Rita’s Italian Ice.


An NBA-first, State Farm Arena offers fan-friendly pricing throughout all events hosted at State Farm Arena. Discounted options include:

  • $1 Chips
  • $2 Candy, Jumbo Pretzel, Bottled Water
  • $3 Fries, Hot Dog, Nachos, Bottled Soda
  • $4 Pizza Slice, Bottomless Popcorn, Bottomless Soda
  • $5 Beer

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