The Atlanta Hawks have a long and storied basketball history. The team was first
formed as the Buffalo Bisons in 1946. After half a season they moved to Illinois and
became the Tri-City Blackhawks. In 1951 they moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and in
1955 they moved to St. Louis, Missouri. This is where they managed to win their one
and only NBA title.
Atlanta Hawks tickets sold incredibly well for their NBA finals trip, with St. Louis
locals taking great pride in the team. Eventually, in 1968 the Hawks moved to
Atlanta, Georgia, where they took up the namee "Atlanta Hawks". This has been
their home ever since. Atlanta Hawks tickets have sold quite well in Atlanta ever
since their move. Moving around has always been difficult for the Hawks, especially
in terms of getting a dedicated and devoted fan base. However the quality of
basketball they have played has often helped endear them to the locals and sell
more Atlanta Hawks tickets.
The only disappointment in Hawks history has been their consistent failure in the
post season. They have reached the playoffs on more than 30 occasions, yet they
have almost always failed at the very first hurdle. This has been tough on the team,
yet they have always managed to sell out Atlanta Hawks tickets for their playoff
games. Their playoff failures are deeply rooted in their disappointing NBA draft picks.
In more than 50 years, only THREE Hawks draft picks (Doc Rivers, Kevin Willis, and Al
Horford) have managed to feature in the All Star game. Unless they improve on their
draft selections, a second NBA title might be a far-away dream for their fans.
the Philips Arena has been the home of the Atlanta Hawks since 1999. Before that,
Atlanta Hawks tickets were sold for the Alexander Memorial Coliseum, The Omni,
and the Georgia Dome. Spanning all their "home" cities, the Hawks have played in
eight different home stadiums. The Philips Arena helps sell 18,731 Atlanta Hawks
tickets for every home game. Most games are sell outs, with plenty of Atlanta
natives die hard Hawks fans. The arena was built in 1999 and cost around $213
million. While some worried about the costs of the new stadium, it has been an
incredibly successful time particularly with selling Atlanta Hawks tickets.
While Atlanta Hawks fans have always been incredibly supportive of their team and
have bought Atlanta Hawks tickets in droves over the past few seasons, they have
grown disillusioned with the team's lack of playoff success. Fans have demanded
that better trade deals are made so the team can compete with the likes of the
Lakers, Celtics, Heat, Spurs, and the Thunder. A lot of changes have been made to
the roster, with leading scorer Joe Johnson being traded to the Nets for various
players and draft picks. While fans might be unhappy at his trade, the Hawks
management has assured fans they are committed to building a winning team in
New Hawks VP Danny Ferry will be hoping that he can build another NBA
championship winning side in Atlanta, with their die hard and dedicated fan base
deserving more than a solitary NBA title
11-26-12: Ridding them-selves of what is perhaps the worst contract in the NBA seems to have had no ill-effect on the Atlanta Hawks. Joe Johnson has moved to Brooklyn and the Hawks have continued winning. Currently in second place with an 8-4 record the Hawks had a signature win in Oklahoma City as well as an 11 point win over the Clippers at home. The Hawks have two winnable games coming up against eastern conference foes. Currently enjoying a five game winning streak, expect the hawks to battle for one of the top 4 playoff seeds.