As the Hawks franchise relocated from the Tri-Cities to Milwaukee to St. Louis and, finally, Atlanta, they played in a variety of buildings that were not built with a basketball team in mind as the primary tenant.
(From top to bottom) Kiel Auditorium, The Omni, and Philips Arena in their early stages of construction. These are the only buildings that have hosted Hawks games for more than a decade.
All 3 of the buildings offered a unique experience. Kiel was set up more for use as an opera house, The Omni's seating arrangements and ceiling were distinct, and Philips Arena is still one of the only venues to feature Roman Coliseum-style, stacked suite
Aerial shots from various eras of the land currently occupied by Philips Arena.
The Omni and Philips Arena, facing North on Centennial Olypic Park Drive.
Exterior of The Omni and Philips Arena from the Southwest corner.
In the area that now serves as the CNN Center food court, there used to be an indoor skating rink. It was all part of a failed indoor amusement park designed by Sid and Marty Kroft in 1976.