From Jelani Downing, Coordinator, Corporate Communications for the Atlanta Hawks & Phillips Arena: On October 3rd, fans of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club will get a chance to see up close the new court design at Phillips Arena as well as the 2015-16 roster. The color scheme, much like the new jerseys, features Volt Green, Georgia Granite Grey, and Torch Red.
The free to the public practice will be conducted at 11 a.m. as the new look Hawks team begins to prepare for the upcoming season. Fans will also be able to purchase new merchandise featuring the new colors and logos as well as different fan activity stations located around the concourse of the arena. General Admission seating is available to the public in the 113-118 sections.
Also, team membership associates will be available during the practice to layout available 2015-16 season ticket locations to interested fans. Phillips Arena will open the doors to fans starting at 10:30 a.m. through Hawks Walk (attached to CNN Center), the MARTA entrance, Phillips Drive, Techwood (adjacent to the box office), & Bridge Club Walkway. Fans can RSVP to the practice by going to Hawks.com
Last Friday, the Dragons hosted the Panthers of Ridgeland High School in what was the region opener for both teams. Prior to kickoff, Mr and Miss PHS for 2014-15 were crowned as Andrew Haygood and Emma Shipley-Schmitt would reign supreme. Coming into the ball game, the Dragons was reigning over opponents, scoring 43 ppg and giving up only an impressive 16.7 ppg during their 3-game winning streak. Pickens looked to continue that trend as the Dragons welcomed a Panther squad that is primarily run oriented. The Panthers pulled out the victory, 35-28.