State Farm Arena Tips: Events, Parking, Best Seats, Guide
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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.
|Date||Name||Tickets Starting At||Tickets Link|
|March 06- 2021||No Limit Reunion Tour||$55.00|
|March 08- 2021||Andre Rieu||$69.00|
|March 19- 2021||The Millennium Tour 2021||$45.50|
|April 10- 2021||Erykah Badu||$59.00|
|July 13- 2021||The Weeknd with Special Guests Sabrina Claudio And Don Toliver||$49.75|
|July 22- 2021||Justin Bieber||$59.50|
|July 23- 2021||Justin Bieber||$59.50|
|September 30- 2021||Lauren Daigle||$29.50|
|October 15- 2021||Tame Impala||$48.75|
|October 27- 2021||Harry Styles: Love On Tour||$39.50|
|October 28- 2021||Harry Styles: Love On Tour||$39.50|
|October 29- 2021||Enrique Iglesias & Ricky Martin||$59.95|
|November 05- 2021||Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour||$39.50|
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 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:
- Embassy Suites By Hilton Atlanta (3 star)
- Omni Atlanta Hotel (4 star)
- 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:
- Prime Meridian – Upscale American food
- McCormick & Schmick’s – Upscale seafood
- Hudson Grille – sports bar
- Park Bar – sports bar
- Glenn’s Kitchen – comfort food
- 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.
|Aviva by Kameel||5 / 5||$$||225 Peachtree St NE|
|Atlanta Breakfast Club||4.5 / 5||$$||249 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd|
Atlanta, GA 30313
|The Food Shoppe||4.5 / 5||$$||123 Luckie St NW|
|Poor Calvin's||4.5 / 5||$$||510 Piedmont Ave NE|
Atlanta, GA 30308
|Panbury's Double Crust Pies||4.5 / 5||$||209 Edgewood Ave SE|
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
- The original arena only had luxury suites on one side of the venue.
- State Farm Arena unwent a $200 million dollar renovation ahead of the start of the 2018 NBA Basketball season.
- There is a party space in the arena that features Topgolf simulators.
- State Farm Arena contains a barbership: Killer Mike’s Swag Shop.
- There are three clubs/bars located under the stands of State Farm Arena.
- The center-hung video board is the 3rd largest in the NBA.
- 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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