Back in May, Stadium Journey Magazine ranked all NBA arenas and Philips came in at No. 5. Paul Swaney, who has an awesome job, writes:
“There is no such thing as a bad seat in the house at Philips. The way the arena is set up, not one fan will miss any of the action no matter how high or how low they are sitting. The fans are starting to get behind the Hawks because the team is starting to play its best basketball in recent memory. But the Kia Sixth Man section features some of the best basketball fans in the country. They are loud, hold up signs and they never sit down.”
I can't get behind the Sixth Man section—nothing personal you guys, I’m just anti-artificial noisemakers. But I agree Philips is among the best arenas in the NBA. Like I said, obviously this renovation isn't about fixing any big flaws.