Hawks remove, recycle 12,500 Philips Arena seats

ATLANTA (AP) – The home arena of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks will have new seats when renovations are completed in October.

Hawks officials told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that about 12,500 seats have been removed from Philips Arena and recycled since the end of the team’s season.

The removed seats were taken to a nearby facility, where 64 tons of recyclable material was separated from landfill material.

The seating changes will include non-traditional premium seating arenas with couches and cabanas along with a reduced number of suites.

The arena might be one of the smallest-capacity NBA venues with 17,600 seats. That’s about 550 fewer than before the work.

Construction will keep Philips Arena closed until the Hawks’ season opens in the fall. The arena is in the final phase of its $192.5 million renovation.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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