Submitted Photos Photo Pick: The new State Farm Arena (formerly known as Philips Arena) by Maria Saporta August 30, 2018, 9:15 am/0 CommentsShare1TweetShareRedditPinFlipShareEmailWhatsAppBufferPocket1 SharesClick to enlarge each photo: Atlanta Hawks majority owner Tony Ressler greets Dominque Wilkins (Photo by Maria Saporta) Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins welcomes people before the press conference begins (Photo by Maria Saporta) State Farm Chairman and CEO Michael Tipsord sits to the left of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (Photo by Maria Saporta) Atlanta Hawks majority owner Tony Ressler sits next to Steve Koonin, president of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Maria Sapota) State Farm Chairman and CEO Michael Tipsord makes the naming rights announcement at the press briefing (Photo by Maria Saporta) Confetti released as soon as the State Farm sign is unveiled (Photo by Maria Saporta) It’s a done deal. Hawks owner Tony Ressler with his newest partner – Michael Tipsord, chairman and CEO of State Farm (Photo by Maria Saporta) Jets of smoke help mark the moment the curtain was dropped at the new sign was revealed (Photo by Maria Saporta) Dignitaries get ready to unveil new sign with State Farm naming rights (Photo by Maria Saporta) Atlanta Hawks organization present State Farm Chairman and CEO Michael Tipsord a framed No. 1 jersey (Photo by Maria Saporta)Related PostsPhoto Pick: Red Hot Chili Peppers by Maria SaportaPhoto Pick: Juggler’s Fest by Kelly JordanPhoto Pick: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at Philips by Maria SaportaPhilips Arena overhaul could include The ‘Gulch’Photo Pick: Daffodils in Downtown Atlanta by Odetta MacLeish-WhiteArthur Blank and Tony Ressler privately present their visions for downtown revitalizationEmailPrintShare1TweetShareRedditPinFlipShareEmailWhatsAppBufferPocket1 Shares 0 replies Leave a ReplyWant to join the discussion? Feel free to contribute!What are your thoughts? Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.