Last week, the Atlanta Hawks filed plans that included details on the forthcoming renovation to Philips Arena.
Originally announced by the team and the City of Atlanta last fall, Philips Arena is set to undergo a multi-phase renovation that will change numerous aspects of the facility. As scheduled, the project will begin this summer, with the majority of the major construction projects taking place between NBA seasons. That would allow the renovation to be completed for the Hawks’ 2018-19 slate.
The process took another step last week, when the Hawks submitted a permit application that detailed some of the work that will be taking place during the early stages of the construction process. More from The Atlanta Business Chronicle:
Plans were filed April 27 in Atlanta for the first phase of the project.
According to the permit, it would include the interior demolition of 100,000 square feet and the interior renovation of the North Club and Owner’s Suite.
Atlanta Hawks spokesman Garin Narain confirmed plans were submitted for the renovation, but said he could offer no additional details at this time.
The estimated project cost is $192.5 million, with the Hawks and the city making respective financial contributions of $50 million and $142.5 million. In addition to hosting the Hawks, Philips Arena has also been home to the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, but the Dream are relocating to Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion for the next two seasons to accommodate the construction schedule.
As part of the agreement for the renovation, the Hawks extended their lease to remain at the venue through 2046. The arena originally opened in 1999.
Rendering courtesy Atlanta Hawks.
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