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Contractor Selected for Philips Arena Renovation

Phillips Arena renovation rendering

In advance of the upcoming renovations to Philips Arena, the Atlanta Hawks have tabbed four contractors for the task.

In an announcement on Monday, it was revealed that four different firms will have a role in the renovations, including Turner Construction, AECOM Hunt, SG Contracting, and Bryson Constructors. Turner will be serving in the role of controlling partner.

The renovation to Philips Arena will be broad in scope, coming with a price tag of $192.5 million—a cost that will be jointly funded by the Hawks and the City of Atlanta. The firms tasked with carrying out the project will come to Atlanta will plenty of experience in similar ventures. More from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

New York-based Turner Construction has worked on major sports renovations, including New York’s Madison Square Garden and Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium. The firm’s Atlanta office has completed renovations of sports facilities at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

According to the Hawks, Los Angeles-based AECOM Hunt has led construction of 15 NBA arenas, Atlanta-based SG Contracting’s work includes Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion and East Point-based Bryson Constructors’ portfolio includes work at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

The four construction companies will team as Atlanta Joint Venture on the Philips Arena project.

Renovations to Philips Arena were first announced earlier this month. The upgrades are expected to address several aspects of the arena, including technology, seating options, improved social spaces, and refreshed concession options.

The project is expected to take place between NBA seasons, and be completed by the start of the Hawks’ 2018-19 campaign. To accommodate the construction schedule, the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, who have traditionally shared Philips Arena with the Hawks, will spend two seasons at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion.

Rendering courtesy Atlanta Hawks.

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