Social media reaction was fast and swift Wednesday following the news that the Hawks and State Farm reached a naming rights agreement for Philips Arena.
The deal will be for 20 years for the facility, which will be named State Farm Arena. Read more on the story here.
#BREAKING: Remade @PhilipsArena will open with a new name. Multiple @NBA sources tell Channel 2 Sports Director @ZachKleinWSB that the @ATLHawks have signed a 20-year deal with @StateFarm to change the name of their home arena to State Farm Arena. https://t.co/cvEu27xD1n pic.twitter.com/B2s2PPdJvs— AJC (@ajc) August 29, 2018
Philips Arena 👉 State Farm Arena@ATLHawks sign 20-year deal with @StateFarm to change name of their home arena, league sources tell @ZachKleinWSB. https://t.co/FGLPq5OMkK— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) August 29, 2018
What do you think of the change? pic.twitter.com/t246HchSJq
Photos: The rise and rebuild of Hawks’ home https://t.co/ec59ngDUtB— AJC Sports (@AJCsports) August 29, 2018
The Hawks say that State Farm Arena, their new home after a $192.5M renovation, will feature the third largest NBA scoreboard, Topgolf Swing Suites, Killer Mike’s SWAG Shop (a four-chair barbershop overlooking the court) and the signature Hawks Bar, the NBA’s first courtside bar.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) August 29, 2018
State Farm Arena in Atlanta joins State Farm Arena in Hildalgo, TX and State Farm Center in Champaign, IL as sports venues bearing the State Farm name.— Mike Conti (@MikeConti929) August 29, 2018